Usage examples for abandons

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. She abandons her prey on the ground and returns to the wall. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. " 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
  8. She had given him up as a man abandons his attempts to make his favorite dog take the water. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  9. 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
  10. 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