Usage examples for abdication

  1. The abdication would certainly take place, Charles had resolved to transfer all the crowns which adorned him to his son Philip, and retire to a Spanish monastery. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. When, however, Ismail's troubles ending, abdication began and the re- making of the Egyptian Army, the coachman V. C. drifted back to the army and was found there by the British officers who were turning the Soudanese soldiers into some of the best fighting troops in the world. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  3. " Abdication replied the officer. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  4. Blood- stained hands brought to the Grand Duke Alexander the crown which he had consented to receive after a pacific abdication – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  5. The abdication of Jefferson thus left the party without a leader and without a program at a most critical moment. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  6. It was necessary to ascend to the times of Diocletian, to find an example of a similar abdication of empire, on so deliberate and extensive a scale, and the great English historian of the Roman Empire has compared the two acts with each other. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. If you will take time to fill out this picture, you will have some conception of the marvelous achievements of England, say since the abdication of the Emperor Charles V. This little island is today the centre of the wealth, of the solid civilization, of the world. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  8. That abdication was made in the form and terms prescribed by the constitution. – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v10 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  9. The treaty being thus arranged, on the 4th day of April, 1814, the brave Napoleon signed his abdication of the Crowns of France and Italy. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  10. It is the act of abdication George- the moment of dethronement, that I could not face. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  11. The abdication of Fate can therefore be confidently expected in due time. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  12. This abdication has been lauded by some as a proof of magnanimity and disinterestedness; but, to sum up the truth in a few words, he had practised human butchery as a trade, and, having realised an enormous fortune, he retired from business. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  13. His compulsory abdication afforded the emperor of the East an opportunity of interfering in the cause of orthodoxy. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  14. But before I propose any such concession, which will be a grand abdication of rights, one or two things become necessary. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  15. Ferdinand's responsibility being established, his abdication was clamoured for by public opinion. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  16. The Emperor was arrested and his abdication demanded. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  17. People of Luxemburg demand abdication of Grand Duchess. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  18. The royal and supreme Council of Castile considered it necessary to observe the national custom on this occasion, and commissioned the royal fiscals to examine into the validity of the abdication that the people might be informed that they were released from their oath of allegiance to Charles. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  19. If you announce her abdication she will hardly contradict you. – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  20. His abdication left the party without resolute leadership at a critical moment. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson