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synonyms for deserting

  • betray
  • bolt
  • depart
  • escape
  • flee
  • forsake
  • give up
  • quit
  • vacate
  • abscond
  • apostatize
  • beach
  • chuck
  • decamp
  • duck
  • fly
  • go
  • jilt
  • leave
  • light
  • maroon
  • relinquish
  • renounce
  • resign
  • split
  • strand
  • tergiversate
  • walk
  • bail out
  • check out
  • cop out
  • crawl out
  • go AWOL
  • go back on
  • go over the hill
  • go west
  • leave high and dry
  • leave in the lurch
  • leave stranded
  • opt out
  • play truant
  • pull out
  • run out on
  • sneak off
  • take a hike
  • take off
  • throw over
  • violate oath

antonyms for deserting

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  • come
  • continue
  • remain
  • stay
  • wait
  • care
  • face
  • hold
  • keep
  • maintain
  • stop
  • aid
  • assist
  • come back
  • help
  • support
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How to use deserting in a sentence

In fact, they had told a lie—they were deserting, instead of going to visit their families, as they said.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Though the plan savored of deserting the helpless girls, yet was he strong-minded enough to adopt it.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
I don't know whether we are lost, or, whether the prince has joined us, deserting the Jivros in the city you Zervs built.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
All human consolations were one by one fast deserting us, and our sufferings still increased.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
Jacky had rather mortified George by deserting him upon the first discovery of gold.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
That was by deserting the old system of fighting in line, van to van, centre to centre, rear to rear.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
The editor handed him back his story, more in sorrow than in anger, and spoke reprovingly about deserting one's principles.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
I can forgive him for deserting me, but not for deceiving and destroying you.'
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
My quarrel with you, is for leaving the Park, and deserting us all, before a reconciliation could take place.
THE MONCTONS: A NOVEL, VOLUME ISUSANNA MOODIE
His acceptance displeased some of his former political associates, and he was accused of “deserting his party.”
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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