There he urged family-appointed lawyers Ding Xikun and Si Weijiang not to abandon the defense of Chen Kegui.
The stock market is not going to push Republicans to abandon their rigid no-revenue approach to resolving the sequester.
At the same time, there is no compelling reason why America needs to abandon industry.
Does that mean that we can expect Jews to abandon the president and his party in significant numbers in 2012?
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
If I were a man, I should like to abandon a false scent as soon as possible.'
So many have happened that the brigands must abandon it henceforth.
Unless we help them they must abandon their homes, their all.
The property will remain hers, while her husband must abandon his property when he comes to her.
Will Phelps advanced as if he was about to open the door, but a silent gesture from Hawley caused him to abandon the project.
late 14c., "to give up, surrender (oneself or something), give over utterly; to yield (oneself) utterly (to religion, fornication, etc.)," from Old French abandoner (12c.), from adverbial phrase à bandon "at will, at discretion," from à "at, to" (see ad-) + bandon "power, jurisdiction," from Latin bannum, "proclamation," from a Frankish word related to ban (v.).
Mettre sa forest à bandon was a feudal law phrase in the 13th cent. = mettre sa forêt à permission, i.e. to open it freely to any one for pasture or to cut wood in; hence the later sense of giving up one's rights for a time, letting go, leaving, abandoning. [Auguste Brachet, "An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language," transl. G.W. Kitchin, Oxford, 1878]Etymologically, the word carries a sense of "put someone under someone else's control." Meaning "to give up absolutely" is from late 14c. Related: Abandoned; abandoning.
"a letting loose, surrender to natural impulses," 1822, from a sense in French abandon (see abandon (v.). Borrowed earlier (c.1400) from French in a sense "(someone's) control;" and cf. Middle English adverbial phrase at abandon, i.e. "recklessly," attested from late 14c.