Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of abandon.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abandon.

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Examples

  • In the film, a chastened Henry Frankenstein abandons his plans to create life, only to be tempted and finally coerced by the Monster, encouraged by Henry's old mentor Dr Pretorius, into constructing a mate for him.

    March 2010

  • In them, Stein abandons her jolly, happy-go-lucky persona and reveals instead a rather ugly, vicious side.

    Two Lives « Tales from the Reading Room

  • • Netflix streaming gives you movies right now Wired• News Corp measuring MySpace by quarters paidContent• Record label abandons piracy case BBC• Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook won't build a phone Mashable• PM's London Silicon Valley vision BBC• Google escapes with fine for beaking data laws Independent• No Flash for you!

    PDA's Newsbucket

  • In one of the biggest behind the scenes Hollywood clusterfucks of recent years, producer Scott Rudin abandons The Reader

    Week In Review | /Film

  • The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming.

    languagehat.com: BAD COMPANY.

  • Nintendo creates its own sub-market (Nintendo "abandons" the fans); the fans stubbornly refuse to move with the times and cling to the memory of a perceived golden age.

    Wilting The Evergreen

  • God 'abandons' the life of an isolated heaven to work out and define what divine life might mean in the conditions of a compromised and tragic world; and this definition leads to the utter failure and darkness of the crucifixion, leaving only the bare fact of indestructible love; and that indestructible reality recreates the whole world in its refusal to be enclosed by death.

    Archbishop's Liverpool lecture: Europe, Faith and Culture

  • If the state could come into the domestic arena to overstep a father's dominion, they asked, would not their families be subject to the whim of "the State guardianship of the Daily Sentinel, which 'abandons' the children of the Republic 'to the world?'"

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • I'm not sure how I feel about the RHP's cover of All Mixed Up. It sounds good until the actual "all mixed up" line, and then he kind of abandons the melody, which is the best part about the original.

    I like the nightlife, baby! (Music (For Robots))

  • David Cameron 'abandons' users of public services, Labour claims

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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