Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of relinquish.

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  • adj. that has been withdrawn or retreated from

Etymologies

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Examples

  • On March 5, 1953, after suffering a deadly stroke, Stalin relinquished control over a cult of personality so powerful that it had fooled the Russian people into thinking their despotic leader a wise and noble sovereign.

    Facing Up to Stalin

  • Sonsona who decided to move up two weight divisions told us he expects a "very competitive fight" when he meets undefeated Vazquez Jr for the WBO super bantamweight title relinquished by Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez who moved up to featherweight and won the title with a battering of Steven Luevano.

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  • The rematch, in which the English title relinquished by Fury will also be on the line, should settle any disputes and will help shape the future of the wide-open domestic division.

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  • It is, however, to be observed, that, except in private aristocratic intercourse, the word Citizen was in general use; and that those who had titles relinquished them and assumed their family names.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners

  • Fischer, a child prodigy became the United States' only world chess champion by defeating Soviet masters, but refused to defend his title and relinquished it to the Soviet champion Anatoly Karpov in 1975.

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  • Deripaska's Basic Element holding company ceded its 20 percent stake in Magna bought last year for $1.5 billion to creditors and "relinquished" its 10 percent stake in Hochtief to Germany's Commerzbank.

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  • It means, even in good, good attempted and relinquished, which is always a terrible thing, because it is sure to betray some one who relied upon its accomplishment. "

    Indian Summer

  • It is, however, to be observed, that, except in private aristocratic intercourse, the word Citizen was in general use; and that those who had titles relinquished them and assumed their family names. ”

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792 1793 1794 and 1795

  • Wolf Larsen nodded approval and relinquished the wheel to me.

    Chapter 17

  • Having grown tired, apparently, of the task, she relinquished the oar to me.

    Chapter 27

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