Usage examples for abandons

  1. Happiness abandons those who are burdened by a father's curse, and she certainly did not find it. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. She abandons her prey on the ground and returns to the wall. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  3. " There," she said, " hangs before me a Master who never forgets and never abandons those who neither forget nor abandon Him; it is to Him alone that we must sacrifice ourselves." – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  4. Niyu, a young woman, abandons her husband and child in order to follow a poet, whose beautiful language and touching poetry have won her admiration and brought her under his spell. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  5. No man can see what treatment a noble horse, straining and struggling to do his best, often receives from his owner, without wincing at the fate that abandons so fine a creature to so ignoble and cruel a tormentor. – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  6. He says: " Up, cousin, up; your heart is up, I know, Thus high at least, although your knee be low"- and then he abandons himself to do " what force will have us do." – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  7. To the drowning man there comes a moment when he perforce gives up the fight and abandons himself to the blessed peace of unconsciousness, like a wanderer in a snowstorm lying down to rest. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  8. Even in the first story he abandons his place in the sky and goes to live on earth. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  9. The Abodi devours small deer and birds: the female lays a single egg in a large loose nest on the summit of a tall tree, and she abandons her home when the hand of man has violated it. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  10. She had given him up as a man abandons his attempts to make his favorite dog take the water. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  11. The young house- master abandons himself once more to his reflections; my pupil sends a top spinning across the table; the old man lays down his book, and stretches out a hand for his tea. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  12. Although death stares him in the face, he never shrinks from his post of duty, never abandons his flock while there is a wound to heal, a soul to save. – Reasonableness of Catholic Ceremonies and Practices by John J. Burke
  13. All the world abandons your Cardinal- Duke since your journey into Touraine; if you do not believe it, go and ask the people of Monsieur or of the Queen. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. In this unnatural situation social laws and the laws of nature are in conflict, but the young girl obediently abandons herself to it, and, from motives of self- interest, suffers in silence. – The Physiology of Marriage, Part I. by Honore de Balzac
  15. When laying- time is at hand, the Spider changes her residence; she abandons her web in excellent condition; she does not return to it. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  16. These notices, taken out in the form of legitimate advertisement, would run into hundreds of pounds; and I am quite at a loss to understand why the Press abandons so large a part of its revenue. – Modern Painting by George Moore
  17. Meanwhile his salary was not paid any more regularly than before, and he was forced to supplement it by publishing what he called a " vile prophesying almanac which is scarcely more respectable than begging unless it be because it saves the Emperor's credit, who abandons me entirely, and with all his frequent and recent orders in council, would suffer me to perish with hunger". – Kepler by Walter W. Bryant
  18. At last he weakens an' abandons his idee of a show. – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  19. Life lifts inert matter up into a thousand varied and beautiful forms and holds it there for a season,- holds it against gravity and chemical affinity, though you may say, if you please, not without their aid,- and then in due course lets go of it, or abandons it, and lets it fall back into the great sea of the inorganic. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs