Example sentences for: abdicated

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

  • To curate is to choose, and by failing to do so, the Whitney has abdicated its essential responsibility.

  • In 1556, Charles abdicated in favor of his son, Felipe II, good news for Spain and even better for Madrid.

  • The NYT effort credits Ehrlichman with a bit more of a stand-up attitude than that, quoting him saying in 1977 that he ran into trouble because "I abdicated my moral judgments."

  • Members of Congress, who were elected to deliberate and make these nasty decisions, have abdicated the duty the framers intended them to have.

  • Built by the shogun in the 17th century for an abdicated emperor, Shugakuin is in fact three villas, each with airy teahouses in the gardens.


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