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Usage examples for abrogation

  1. When circumstances, rather than any selection of his own, indicate the future occupant of any office, this abrogation of his patronage is the greatest blessing in the world to him. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  2. Whether it be owing to the stock from which we were derived, or to the practical working of our institutions, or to the abrogation of the technical " law of honor," which draws a sharp line between the personally responsible class of " gentlemen" and the unnamed multitude of those who are not expected to risk their lives for an abstraction,- whatever be the cause, we have no such aristocracy here as that which grew up out of the military systems of the Middle Ages. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  3. He received the homage of Zeeland at Roemerswaal, of Holland at Geertruidenburg, and seized the occasion to announce the abrogation of the Great Privilege, and at the same time restored the Grand Council at Mechlin. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  4. I plied him with questions as to the ideas of his sect, but he for his part could make nothing clear to me except the doctrine of self- annihilation in prayer, by which the devout worshipper was absorbed into the Godhead; a doctrine from which flowed naturally the abrogation of stated hours of prayer, since the mood of absorption could not be had at command. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  5. Justice cannot admit the abrogation of the law, but mercy pleads for a temperament of it. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  6. It was a plea for the abrogation of all political disabilities. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  7. Within the first two years after the abrogation of the cruel Danish penal code, there were six hundred conversions to the Catholic faith. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
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