Abjure in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Abjure

(transitive) to renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.] | (transitive, obsolete, historical) to cause one to renounce or recant. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.] | (transitive) to reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]

Short Example Sentences for Abjure

  • 1. Was she to abjure her religion? 🔊
  • 2. He did not abjure all the rites of hospitality. 🔊
  • 3. So Henry made up his mind to abjure his faith. 🔊
  • 4. I shall abjure Welsh rarebit and oysters in future. 🔊
  • 5. God put it into my heart to abjure him and the life around him. 🔊
  • 6. Their grandsons had found it more politic to abjure their ancient faith. 🔊
  • 7. Four justices could oblige him to abjure his faith or sell his estates. 🔊
  • 8. He almost resolved to abjure rook-pies and night-lines for ever. 🔊
  • 9. I mean to try to be quiet, and abjure for the future the night air. 🔊
  • 10. I believe I will abjure thy company till all is settled with my love. 🔊
  • 11. Mrs. Tempest had made up her mind to abjure even square dances this evening. 🔊
  • 12. Here, on thy death-cold hand, Do I abjure all foreign ties for ever! 🔊
  • 13. If I abjure fermented drink, Shall I, indeed, resemble you? 🔊
  • 14. He was first brought to St. Mary's that he might publicly abjure his heresies. 🔊

How to use Abjure in Sentences?

  • 1. Her own swain was waiting for her, but not for that would she abjure the quest. 🔊
  • 2. I will not abjure my faith; and it would be abjuring my faith to make such a promise. 🔊
  • 3. Every government official was obliged to abjure the special tenets of Catholicism. 🔊
  • 4. If he was found guilty of the offence a third time, he was compelled to abjure the City. 🔊
  • 5. Even if his offence be so great that his own people have to acknowledge his guilt, they cannot abjure their responsibility. 🔊
  • 6. After that were kindled the fires in which many bravely endured the worst rather than abjure the faith. 🔊
  • 7. His luxury-loving disposition had made him abjure the sports which the other at one time and another had enjoyed. 🔊
  • 8. She was solicited in vain to abjure her faith, and being condemned to death, was publicly executed. 🔊
  • 9. I hoped to attain such influence over them that they would agree to abjure wealth for the benefit of Frankfort. 🔊
  • 10. He was required to recant, to abjure the doctrines he had taught; not in private, but publicly before the world. 🔊
  • 11. Are we to abjure the doctrine which wrought this change, and give heed to the blind guides who would lure us straight back to barbarism? 🔊
  • 12. However, the law allowed the heretic to abjure even at the foot of the stake; in that case his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. 🔊
  • 13. Unkindly they abjure each other's bed, To save the living, and revenge the dead. 🔊
  • 14. That poor wretch to whom we gave the loaf was undoubtedly a good Huguenot; she would rather starve and die than abjure her faith. 🔊
  • 15. Yet you have just said, were you young Waverly, you would renounce parental authority, and abjure your name. 🔊
  • 16. Anne Askew, racked until her bones were dislocated, never flinched, but looked her tormentor calmly in the face and refused to abjure her faith. 🔊
  • 17. If he would have consented to abjure his religion and worship with her, Madame de Riverolles, her mother, would have listened to her entreaties. 🔊
  • 18. Many persons were doubtless converted by force, or by the fear of being dragonnaded; but there were also many more who were ready to run all risks rather than abjure their faith. 🔊
  • 19. Whatever may be your situation, I cannot but commend your resolution to abjure and abandon the publication and composition of works such as those to which you have alluded. 🔊
  • 20. They were held to be unfit to exist as an integral part of the body politic, and either destroyed or, as an alternative, constrained to abjure the realm. 🔊
  • 21. They will thereby be encouraged to work upon themselves, that they may become ever more and more mature in spirit, and they will abjure the desire to extort answers to particular questions. 🔊