Example sentences for: abandon

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

  • Thus, Australia should abandon efforts to mesh with its local Asian milieu and instead should join NAFTA.

  • In reply to a question about Hillary, he said that she is "such an inexhaustible source of inner strength that it was unthinkable to imagine that she could abandon him just at this most crucial moment."

  • The Kosovo peace talks made progress . The ethnic Albanian delegation, which is seeking independence from ethnically Serbian Yugoslavia, agreed to the peace deal in principle but asked for two weeks to convince its armed allies to abandon their rebellion against the Serbs in exchange for limited self-rule.

  • There is no law against combining bogus, ad hoc , “foreign” words and the real thing in one breath, just as Keillor's narrator does in his “Altrusian” blessing, juxtaposing what is obviously nonsense next to genuine Latin ( domino ) and Hebrew ( shadrach, meshach, abednego ). Likewise, in ancient Greek magical texts snippets of Egyptian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, and Babylonian words and proper names commingle in happy abandon with endless concatenations of gibberish, producing a veritable Babelian babble to challenge the ingenuity of Indo-European and Semitist scholars alike two thousand years later, as they wrangle with these more-than-sesquipedalian creations of Greco-Egyptian magical fantasy.

  • And think of the upside: While Hillary would probably beat any primary opponent, just as Wilson beat Unz, there's a chance she'll abandon the race entirely if she doesn't have a clear field (something she may do anyway).


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