Usage examples for renunciation

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Had there been nothing more in his renunciation than that? – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. It was a sensational renunciation and stuck out like a sore thumb. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. Then rushed back upon her heart, with all the horror of novelty, the renunciation of poor David, now it was on the point of being sealed for ever. –  by
  9. This calm resignation, this renunciation of the world, alarmed Marguerite. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  10. 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
  11. I gave you up when I saw the renunciation to be inevitable, but I knew then, as I know now, that I can never put any other in your place. – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  12. 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
  13. 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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. Therein lay a certain renunciation of life but in just this renunciation lay his triumph- for Life entered into his work." – Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
  15. Self- renunciation, life in a Church, a Body, is the only life. – Letters to His Friends by Forbes Robinson
  16. At the moment of renunciation, Christopher realised for the first time the greatness of the cost and knew how dear his life and surroundings were to him. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. At such times she had vague dreams of renunciation. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart