Example sentences for: abandon

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

  • Yes, the top right-hand column of the New York Times tells us that France will give in to President Clinton and agree to limit the expansion of NATO to just three former East Bloc countries for now (that's the national edition--the Metro edition uses that prime print estate for a story about New York Governor Pataki's decision to abandon a major welfare cutback).

  • "Phil Knight, CEO of Nike, forced by inclement weather to abandon his attempt to become the first man to circumnavigate the globe riding on the back of an 11-year-old Indonesian girl."

  • It also said people are wrong to imagine that Egypt will "abandon its role in preventing further U.S. aggressions against the Iraqi people" because of Saddam Hussein's "foolish campaign" against the country.

  • In the particular case of the Dodgers, of course, these lamentations were particularly inapposite, since the team is only in Los Angeles because Walter O'Malley made a coldblooded business decision in 1957 to abandon Brooklyn in favor of the sunnier clime of Chavez Ravine.

  • The answer, from Richard Clarke, the president's counterterrorism coordinator, is: "To extort us, to intimidate us, to get us to abandon our foreign policy."


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