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If people could only renounce their hateful ideas, they could learn to love one another.

Context: Rumored to be the last words of the French enlightenment writer, when a priest asked him to renounce Satan.

Unlike her brother, however, Laura does not renounce her love, but determines to hide it from view.

Kuzenkov is the only humane Communist Party member in the book, which is another way of saying he must renounce the Party.

Louis looked at me with a startled air, but recovering himself said kindly, “Of course I renounce the—what is it I must renounce?”

Renounce the good law of the worshippers of Mazda, and thou shalt gain such a boon as the Murderer gained, the ruler of nations.

The Dauphin would be perfectly willing to renounce them for himself and for all his descendants.

From the father of the latter she received thirty thousand francs to renounce her son.

Mark well that I do not renounce the pleasure of changing my opinion or of contradicting myself.

"A woman will do anything for a man but renounce him," says Lloyd; and she cannot understand this fierce instinct of his.


On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to renounce, such as: deny, disavow, discard, disown, eschew, and forgo.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.