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Quotes of Abandoning

  1. Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions. – Ibrahim Babangida
  2. I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota. – Gustave Courbet
  3. Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures. – Andy Goldsworthy
  4. We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs. – Mikhail Gorbachev
  5. It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system. – Arthur Henderson
  6. Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us. – Dan Quayle
  7. To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects. – Margaret Thatcher
  8. Crime is the price society pays for abandoning character. – James Q. Wilson

Usage examples for Abandoning

  1. But now Lady Dauntrey was abandoning all hope that Society might let her pass over its threshold, and she was willing to defy it for the sake of money. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. He maintained himself in favour from the days of blood and terror until the happy time of the second Restoration only by abandoning and sacrificing those who were attached to him; and it might be said that his ruling passion was the desire of continual change. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. Patsy nodded brightly to her visitors, and the officers saluted, without, however, abandoning their gravity. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  4. The imminent danger to the holy city and to his own sacred person thus furnishing the pontiff with an excuse for abandoning his own cause, as well as that of his ally the Duke of Alva was allowed, in the name of his master and himself; to make submission to the Church and his peace with Rome. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. " All this time my hunter hasn't been bought," said Philippa presently, leaning back in her chair, and abandoning the unequal contest with her beefsteak. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross
  6. But they did not cease to hope, and they did not dream of abandoning their educational scheme. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  7. As it was well known that the claim in question was " worked out" and worthless, and that the partners, whom it had already enriched, had talked of abandoning it but a day or two before the quarrel, this proceeding could only be accounted for as gratuitous spite. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  8. But she would not hear of his abandoning the party on her account. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  9. A sudden chill came over him; he began to realize the terrible change that was probable, more by the impossibility of his accepting the old order of things than by his voluntarily abandoning the new. – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte
  10. This was more than they could stand, and abandoning their stockade, they fled down the streets and escaped through sally- ports in the rear of the town. – The History of the First West India Regiment by A. B. Ellis
  11. Instead of abandoning his enterprise, he obtained, on March 25, 1584, letters- patent from the queen favoring another expedition, and he at once began to fit out another fleet. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  12. Can they dare to hope that the Russians, whom they have treated with ingratitude in abandoning them as they have done, will condescend to receive them back with impunity, and allow them to resume possession of the ground they accorded to them formerly? – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  13. 3. After the battle of Cannae, some young men of rank began to form plans for abandoning Italy. – Selections from Viri Romae by Charles François L'Homond
  14. I wrote at once to him, telling him what I thought of the Diary and that there was to be no talk of his abandoning it. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  15. The leaven works, but President Wilson, though not unmoved, gives little sign of abandoning his philosophic neutrality. – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  16. Then, abandoning her efforts, she made haste to call the sheriff of the county, using the study extension of the regular telephone. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  17. Whilst Champlain was loading to fire again one of his two companions fired a shot from the woods, whereupon the Iroquois took to flight, abandoning their camp and fort. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  18. When I am no longer capable of abandoning myself, why continue? – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  19. Pitt had resigned office on a point of honour, and yet felt constrained to humour the royal invalid by abandoning the very measure which caused his resignation. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. But, however that may be, it assuredly does not give any grounds for abandoning the old view, based largely upon grammatical and metrical considerations, which would make Beowulf a product of the early eighth century, and substituting for it a theory which would make our poem a product of mixed Saxon and Danish society in the early tenth century. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers