Example sentences for: abandoned

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

  • Almost eight years ago, an American of great repute ducked a much-publicized rape rap without answering the accusation directly--and the press quickly abandoned the story.

  • According to the New York Times (building on earlier reports from WABC and the Columbia Journalism Review ), Dalmatians are being abandoned in droves.

  • Involved though he was with a literary life, he never abandoned medicine as long as his health permitted.

  • Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito turn in solid performances as two lonely Manhattanites abandoned by their spouses, and Queen Latifah sparkles as a wise cabaret singer.

  • Even Japan’s disaffected youth, normally sporting dyed hair, nose-rings, and torn T-shirts (and whatever else constitutes the latest street fashions to be slavishly copied), will attend an important festival in an expensive traditional costume, perhaps indicating that, despite their parents’ concerns about their superficial appearance, some old values have not been entirely abandoned.


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