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There are still many open questions around the situation — like if Apple was aware of García Martínez’s writing, if he was terminated or willingly resigned, and if he was given a chance to recant his earlier stated views before leaving.
HOW ANGRY APPLE EMPLOYEES’ PETITION LED TO A CONTROVERSIAL NEW HIRE’S DEPARTURESHIRIN GHAFFARYMAY 14, 2021VOX
So if Newsom’s supporters can convince enough recall signatories to recant by June 8, he can avoid a referendum.
CALIFORNIA VOTERS SHOULD START PREPARING FOR A RECALL ELECTIONNATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)MAY 4, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
A claim made by a postal worker in Pennsylvania about ballots being tampered with was later recanted.
IF THERE IS ANY REAL EVIDENCE OF FRAUD, MR. PRESIDENT, IT’S TIME TO PUT UPPHILIP BUMPNOVEMBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The board of overseers found out that Carey offered her a nondisclosure agreement to recant the testimony in exchange for the title to his car and $1,000.
MAINE HIRES LAWYERS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO DEFEND ITS POOREST RESIDENTSBY SAMANTHA HOGAN, THE MAINE MONITOR, WITH DATA ANALYSIS BY AGNEL PHILIPOCTOBER 6, 2020PROPUBLICA
In doing so, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn claimed that the treatment could have saved 35 out of 100 patients, a statement he later recanted after scientists called it a gross exaggeration.
FOREIGN MASKS, FEAR AND A FAKE CERTIFICATION: STAFF AT CSL PLASMA SAY CONDITIONS AT DONATION CENTERS AREN’T SAFEBY J. DAVID MCSWANESEPTEMBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
A great opinion prevailed that he was about to recant; others thought that he wanted further time.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
It was not too late, he would recant, and go back and enter the Church, and become a great and powerful prelate.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
He shall do this; or else I do recant The pardon that I late pronouncèd here.
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
He was required to recant, to abjure the doctrines he had taught; not in private, but publicly before the world.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
He did not like the idea of being alone, and if he did not formally recant in so many words, he did so by his actions.
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WORDS RELATED TO RECANT

  • abjuring
  • denying
  • disclaiming
  • disowning
  • dropping
  • foregoing
  • forsaking
  • giving up
  • recalling
  • recanting
  • rejecting
  • reneging
  • renouncing
  • repudiating
  • retracting
  • swearing off
  • taking back
  • withdrawing
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