[ US /əˈbændənmənt/ ]
[ UK /ɐbˈændənmənt/ ]
  1. the act of giving something up
  2. the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
  3. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
    his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless
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How To Use abandonment In A Sentence

  • Upstairs were the bedrooms; “mother-and-father’s room” the largest; a smaller room for one or two sons, another for one or two daughters; each of these rooms containing a double bed, a “washstand, ” a “bureau, ” a wardrobe, a little table, a rocking-chair, and often a chair or two that had been slightly damaged downstairs, but not enough to justify either the expense of repair or decisive abandonment in the attic. Chapter 1
  • One could argue that such a missile defence system would bring about the abandonment of ballistic missiles as strategic weapons.
  • She contends that U.S. officials overreacted, rather than dealing pragmatically with adoption procedures in a country where poverty and a long-running insurgency fueled widespread child abandonment, impaired record-keeping, and hampered official investigative capabilities. Despite Hurdles, Families Pursue Nepal Adoptions
  • If a girl married without her parents' consent, she would risk abandonment by family and tribe.
  • It is quite possible that his only truly shameful act was his abandonment of his daughter and her mother, not to mention his mendacious behaviour toward my mother.
  • The philosophical importance thus attached to the individual coincided with abandonment of traditional values.
  • This led to the partial abandonment of physical controls and a move towards financial disciplines for the nationalised industries.
  • I suspect that the feeling we call ghostly is but the sense of abandonment in the lack of companion life; but be this as it may, Malcolm
  • Moreover, it's responsible for inducing a leaguewide abandonment of the most entertaining play in football: the long bomb.
  • If she had followed her own impulse, to be sure, she would have risen on the spot and danced that mad dance once more with all the wild abandonment of an almeh or a Zingari. What's Bred in the Bone
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