abandonment


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  • noun

Synonyms for abandonment

Synonyms for abandonment

the act of forsaking

Synonyms

a complete surrender of inhibitions

Synonyms for abandonment

the act of giving something up

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

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In truth everything presented itself in a dark and gloomy light to Prince Andrew, especially after the abandonment of Smolensk on the sixth of August (he considered that it could and should have been defended) and after his sick father had had to flee to Moscow, abandoning to pillage his dearly beloved Bald Hills which he had built and peopled.
I expect the Minister [Barclay de Tolly] has already reported the abandonment of Smolensk to the enemy.
He recalled the murder of King by the rat-faced Snipes; the abandonment of Professor Porter and his party by the mutineers of the ARROW; the cruelty of the black warriors and women of Mbonga to their captives; the petty jealousies of the civil and military officers of the West Coast colony that had afforded him his first introduction to the civilized world.
Her eyes were shining at him, soft and full and sweet; her beautiful bosom was rising and falling quickly; there had come to her something which even he was forced to recognize, that curious and voluptuous abandonment which a woman rarely permits herself, and can never assume.
Alicia herself was so earnestly in favor of assisting in my experiment, that she declared she would prefer death to its abandonment.
An't'ing yehs wants, damn it," said the man in an abandonment of good will.
Over all was that air of abandonment and decay which seems nowhere so fit and significant as in a village of the forgotten dead.
The drinking was not the cause of the sickness, nor of the abandonment of the voyage.
Some instinct warned Anne that the proud, bitter girl would never forgive the one who thus surprised her in her abandonment of despair.
But his thoughts seemed chiefly bent upon his pony, on which he was wistfully gazing - half in helpless anxiety, and half in hopeless abandonment to his fate.
This land, of present mournful interest, had fallen back, owing to the negligence or abandonment of its owners, into the wild character of primitive nature.
And now behold--anticipation and uncertainty and remorse at the abandonment of the old life--all was ending, and the new was beginning.
But the metaphors of the veils and the flowers, and the rules of giving to abandonment with always more to abandon, she grasped thoroughly, and she was enabled to formulate a bigger and stronger love-philosophy.
Not that they talked loudly or laughed much, but they were both so very handsome, and it was such a breezy day, and their light dresses and dark curls appeared so free and joyous in their abandonment, and Emma was so fair, and Dolly so rosy, and Emma so delicately shaped, and Dolly so plump, and--in short, there are no flowers for any garden like such flowers, let horticulturists say what they may, and both house and garden seemed to know it, and to brighten up sensibly.
When the mortgagor is solvent and personally liable, the outstanding debt is considered realized to the extent of the property's fair market value at the reconveyance, foreclosure or abandonment date.