In The Custom of the Country, however, mass print culture performs a politics of abnegated
equality, despite its capacity to found a public sphere through its technologically enabled reach.
By their crimes against childhood, their parents have abnegated
their right to reproduce.
Religious intolerance dominates public discourse, says Dacey (Center for Inquiry, New York City), only because secular liberalism has abnegated
its responsibility to articulate and advocate an ethics free of religious belief.
Congress has abnegated
all authority over war, first by passing an open authorization for the president to invade a nation halfway around the world and powerless to threaten us, then by surrendering the power of the purse and funding the ensuing occupation at each turn--long after its pretext was revealed.
The people responsible for governing this country have abnegated
their duties and stewardship, and as a consequence we are freewheeling towards Armageddon.
But we've abnegated
that responsibility by providing them with a wasteland of missed opportunities and the joylessness of rampant consumerism.
That location abnegated
its dramatic stride, which is a pleasure to behold from the centre of the courtyard.
It is difficult to understand how a person of Kartiganer's toughness and experience abnegated
her assigned function, but the fact is that she did, and CBS News is the worse for it.