Usage examples for renunciation

  1. But no sooner had she said it, than the full force and meaning of the renunciation seemed to burst upon her. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. It was a sensational renunciation and stuck out like a sore thumb. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  3. If you love me, dearest Sara, this renunciation must be hard for you to bear." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  4. All his expressions to me were of a courageous, renunciation of any hope of living again, or elsewhere seeing those he had lost. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  5. Self- renunciation, life in a Church, a Body, is the only life. – Letters to His Friends by Forbes Robinson
  6. The bitter and accusing sternness died gradually out of it and after a grief- stricken moment gave way to a great gentleness- such a gentleness as brought a transformation and stamped his lips and brow with a spirit of renunciation. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  7. Here were the two qualities I required, with a renunciation of self without parade or profession. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  8. A superficial account of the matter would have been that my father had a year or two earlier appeared to think so ill of it as to reduce me, given the " delicacy," the inward, not then the outward, which I have glanced at, to mild renunciation- mild I say because I remember in fact, rather to my mystification now, no great pang of disappointment, no soreness of submission. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  9. This calm resignation, this renunciation of the world, alarmed Marguerite. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  10. When Christ hath piped unto you the remission of all sins in his own blood, then he plays the most sweet spring, the renunciation of sin, and dying to this world, by his death and resurrection. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  11. Had there been nothing more in his renunciation than that? – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  12. No better indictment has ever been made against those to whom self- denial and renunciation are merely a luxurious attitude of the mind. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  13. At such times she had vague dreams of renunciation. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. The prior perceived that the prince was a madman, and in that persuasion he asked who the person was that he wished to assassinate, adding, if he was made acquainted with his rank it might induce him not to require the renunciation of his design. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  15. Her mind rose from the low level of selfish passion to the height of self- sacrificing renunciation. – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  16. The question is as to the manner of its renunciation, rather than the fact of it. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen