Abandon in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Abandon

(transitive) To give up or relinquish control of, to surrender or to give oneself over, or to yield to one's emotions. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)] | (transitive) To desist in doing, practicing, following, holding, or adhering to; to turn away from; to permit to lapse; to renounce; to discontinue. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470)] | (transitive) To leave behind; to desert as in a ship or a position, typically in response to overwhelming odds or impending dangers; to forsake, in spite of a duty or responsibility. [First attested in the late 15th century.]

Short Example Sentence for Abandon

  • 1. Now you would abandon me. 🔊
  • 2. But we do not intend to abandon speculation. 🔊
  • 3. Could you abandon the dear maid at home? 🔊
  • 4. Should he really abandon his master to his fate? 🔊
  • 5. Let us abandon the monkeys for the present. 🔊
  • 6. But the exile did not cause the friends of reform to abandon their ideas. 🔊
  • 7. But I loved to live and did not want to abandon all my hopes. 🔊
  • 8. With her I'll else abandon thee! 🔊

How to use Abandon in a Sentence?

  • 1. Just as he was about to abandon his search something fluttered at the very roots of the bush. 🔊
  • 2. Therefore, while not exposing himself needlessly, he advanced with more abandon than before. 🔊
  • 3. They would sooner be disbanded than abandon that tune; it is a part of their system. 🔊
  • 4. To abandon them would argue, not diffidence in his abilities, but treachery to his cause. 🔊
  • 5. Come, we must abandon this height, as night is setting in, and the messenger is not returned. 🔊
  • 6. But lack of funds prevented further experiment, and Haenlein had to abandon his attempts. 🔊
  • 7. Neither you nor I shall be to them what we have been; but still, let us not abandon them. 🔊
  • 8. One hour slipped by and then another, and still I did not abandon hope of their appearance. 🔊
  • 9. Surely,' she says, with her eyes filled with tears, 'you are not going to abandon me. 🔊
  • 10. For my poor dear father, when he knows all my crime, will abandon me, as I deserve. 🔊
  • 11. The French did not abandon so lightly their scheme of striking at Albion through Cinderella. 🔊
  • 12. The failure at New Ross had compelled them for the time to abandon their attack on Waterford. 🔊
  • 13. My neighbour Menedemus, well deceiv'd, Would ne'er have seen his son abandon him. 🔊
  • 14. They were told at their reception that they might abandon themselves to all kinds of licentiousness. 🔊
  • 15. Their sails had been taken from them and they were ordered to sink rather than abandon their position. 🔊
  • 16. Rather than abandon such enterprises, they would persuade him to a strange alliance between those extremes. 🔊
  • 17. I started from him with horror, pointed out to him his ingratitude and folly, and intreated him to abandon his purpose. 🔊
  • 18. Every arrangement was made for my departure, and during the preparations, the sultan was continually with me, persuading me to abandon the idea. 🔊
  • 19. In fact, officers of the national societies predict that the societies will gradually abandon the field of insurance and develop along other lines. 🔊
  • 20. They neglect their intellectual life, and abandon all attempts to keep in the movement, all in order to grind down the weekly bills. 🔊
  • 21. No enticement, even of a dog-friend or of a great bone, will induce this faithful servant to abandon his charge. 🔊
  • 22. We do not then intend to abandon speculation, but to plant it, if we can, on a better foundation, and build it up according to a better method. 🔊
  • 23. It was but a passing boy with a stick, but Dicky was sufficiently disturbed to abandon his quarters and take his music elsewhere. 🔊
  • 24. He may, at any time, abandon the refined and artistic methods of high finance for primitive, crude and direct means unworthy of his talents. 🔊
  • 25. Still I could not consent to give up the trial and abandon those dreams of renown in which I had indulged. 🔊
  • 26. Whereupon the Sikhs abandon a neighboring fort, and the road to Kulallwala is open without a shot fired. 🔊
  • 27. With regard to the concert the Philharmonic had resolved to give in my behalf, I would entreat them not to abandon their intention. 🔊
  • 28. Whether it will be necessary for her to act in defense of the doctrine or abandon it, may well be determined by the issue of the present war. 🔊
  • 29. But when Miliuc heard that Patrick had arrived, he wished not to believe for him, and to abandon the pagan religion. 🔊
  • 30. In connection with this difficult question Brant had intended making a trip to England, but was forced to abandon the idea. 🔊
  • 31. The minds of men were occupied with problems which it alone seemed to be able to resolve, and they would not abandon it at the will of the first innovator. 🔊
  • 32. He had been stretched in an attitude of abandon on the couch when she opened the oak paneled door, but he jumped to his feet in a spasm of rage and alarm when he discovered that he had a visitor. 🔊