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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abnegate.


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  • Although I like the story, I find it tragic and wrong that the mother completely abnegates herself as a person to keep her daughter from suspecting how much she loves her.

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  • Moreover, what price will society at large pay for training, arming, and rewarding the kind of mindset that unilaterally, and universally, abnegates responsibility both as a critically-thinking commanding officer, and as a moral human being.

    "Consider the Mindset"

  • Now that her task is done, she abnegates at once (and thankfully) the first person singular in favour of the third, and whatever is told of her in the following pages, is told, not by herself, but by that other pen, of which mention is made above.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 2, February, 1891

  • But when man loves God because he understands, and admires, and adores in Him the aggregate of all perfections, and feels within himself the flame of a desire to approach the Divine Majesty, then his love is an inextinguishable love, for he abnegates his own self, and centres his motives exclusively in the object beloved.

    A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth

  • But, though they themselves always stayed clear of regula magistri arguments (in which the reputation of the venerable scholar you cite abnegates any responsibility for finding evidence for your and his point) they did not always escape the ideologies they damned.

    A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe


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