Example sentences for: abdication

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

  • 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.

  • Before the diary was found, Japanese historians believed that the emperor had at least contemplated abdication.

  • Their abdication deprives the rest of the nation of the chance to hear and participate in debate.

  • The burden of his spiritual functions as high priest of Shinto and the tasks of administration led the emperor to welcome an early abdication, frequently to retire to a life of Buddhist meditation and scholarship.

  • On the contrary--accepting papers without peer review is an abdication of scholarly responsibility under the best of circumstances and a poor idea for an association of evolutionary psychologists, whose discipline is notorious for attracting cranks.


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