Example sentences for: abdication

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

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • His policy succeeded for a time, but following his abdication in a.d. 305, the empire continued to weaken, harassed by invaders and troubled by internal strife.

  • In Japan, the country's biggest selling newspaper, Asahi Shimbun , led Wednesday with the discovery of a diary showing that Emperor Hirohito never considered abdication at the end of World War II, even though his country was in ruins and he was worried about being prosecuted by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.


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