Usage examples for abdication

  1. 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
  2. People of Luxemburg demand abdication of Grand Duchess. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Ferdinand's responsibility being established, his abdication was clamoured for by public opinion. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  10. If you announce her abdication, she will hardly contradict you. – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  11. 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
  12. The Emperor was arrested and his abdication demanded. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  13. " Abdication," replied the officer. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  14. 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