Example sentences for: abdication

How can you use “abdication” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The burden of his spiritual functions as high priest of Shinto and the tasks of administration led the emperor to welcome an early abdication, frequently to retire to a life of Buddhist meditation and scholarship.

  • In a dangerously cantilevered sentence of the kind that Steiner does at times resort to, he asserts: "[I]t may well be that the ethnic-demographic elements in the successive waves of American settlement are 'Darwinian negative,' that they embody the brilliant survival of an anti-historical species, where 'anti-historianism' would entail an abdication from those adaptive mechanisms of tragic intellectuality, of ideological 'caring' (Kierkegaard's, Heidegger's word Sorge ) which are indispensable to cultural creation of the first rank."

  • It was here in 1952 that King Farouk signed his abdication before boarding his yacht for exile in Italy.

  • His 20-year reign, weak at best, ended in all-round disaster: abdication, arrest, and war.

  • The invasion of Attila’s Huns and the Goths and Vandals who came to sack, rape, murder, and pillage Rome brought an end to the Western Empire in 476 with the abdication of Emperor Romulus Augustus.


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