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But what if the duke could believe that Beatriz relinquished you?

A year later he relinquished his command, without having been able to rejoin.

He had relinquished Christine's arm, and had turned his face towards the point of the Cite.

It had been too easily gained, and could be relinquished too easily.

Miss Timpson relinquished the cup, took her lamp and climbed the stairs.

Not since he relinquished a mate's rating for that of a master.

In the next room he relinquished his countenance to a frown of fierce perplexity.

The doctor snapped his watch and relinquished her wrist with a smile.

She relinquished me and turned her attention to the children.

Then and there I relinquished all idea of having her help in this inquiry.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "desert, abandon;" late 15c., "give up, desist," from Old French relinquiss-, present participle stem of relinquir (12c.), from Latin relinquere "leave behind, forsake, abandon, give up," from re- "back" (see re-) + linquere "to leave," from PIE *linkw-, from root *leikw- "to leave behind" (cf. Sanskrit reknas "inheritance, wealth," rinakti "leaves;" Greek leipein "to leave;" Gothic leihvan, Old English lænan "to lend;" Old High German lihan "to borrow;" Old Norse lan "loan"). Related: Relinquished; relinquishing.

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