- v. present participle of disown.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the refusal to acknowledge (something or somebody) as one's own.
- n. refusal to acknowledge as one's own
“From my hearth I have felt our national shame in disowning God as not the least of our present national disasters.”
“Nonetheless, Wordsworth's celebrated innovation in disowning the mechanisms embraced by both the Gothic and its critics in the 1790s and proposing a solid and oppositional departure in their place secured him a more enduring reputation in the history of British”
“The boy's remarks had reference to the frequent interviews between the two parties, while the Orthodox were engaged in "disowning" the Hicksites.”
“Friends Meetings needed to, and did, recommend some people as ministers authorized to speak for them, while "disowning" the doctrines and practices of people they felt misrepresented them.”
“PUNE: Coming out in support of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and other Malegaon blasts accused, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Saturday lashed out at pro-Hindutva elements for "disowning" them and asked the legal community to come forward to defend the trio.”
“disowning" them and asked the legal community to defend the trio.”
“Putting forward a plan to balance the budget in order to say one has a plan and then disowning the content of that plan is not worthy of serious consideration.”
“Cue outrage from City Hall, Tory bloggers and then a statement from Ken, Labour's mayoral candidate for 2012, disowning his former associate.”
“But, then, am I his superior in anything but caution and years, and how can I disown him without disowning also his useful works, on which I still receive royalties?”
“These charlatans and hypocrites are known for their support of all dictatorships that collapse and for disowning these dictatorships immediately after they collapse.”
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