Example sentences for: abdication

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

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

  • The last doge presented his abdication to Napoleon here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Japan, the country's biggest selling newspaper, Asahi Shimbun , led Wednesday with the discovery of a diary showing that Emperor Hirohito never considered abdication at the end of World War II, even though his country was in ruins and he was worried about being prosecuted by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.


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