Example sentences for: desertion

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

  • And even in Victorian England--and in the America of Dole's youth--a man's infidelity was forgiven more readily than his desertion.

  • The novel "reminds us that even in our own day, it remains, as Henry James said, a complex fate to be an American," says Malcolm Bradbury in the New York Times Book Review . In the New York Review of Books , Gabriele Annan says Johnson's contribution to the innocents-abroad novel is her spirit of lighthearted seriousness: Le Divorce "takes desertion, suicide, and murder in its stride, as though they were merely obligatory literary devices."

  • The play unfolds in monologues, with Jack making a witty case for his desertion of Judy, then Judy speaking, then Howard, then back to Jack, and so on; the three of them sit at a long table and talk into the camera, occasionally pouring themselves glasses of water as panelists at a conference do.

  • But let's get back to things like infidelity, men's desertion of their families, or even genocide.

  • Still, the fact that evolutionary psychologists don't view desertion as standard male procedure vaporizes what Gould considers one of his killer arguments: "Any man who has fiercely loved his little child--including most fathers, I trust--knows that no siren song from distinctive[ly male] genes or hormones can overcome this drive for nurturing behavior shared with the child's mother."

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