- the act or an instance of abnegating, or denying oneself some rights, conveniences, etc.: It was a time of austerity and abnegation.
- the act of relinquishing or giving up a right, possession, etc.: abnegation of parental responsibilities.
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Examples from the Web for abnegation
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Abnegation is a way of adding oomph to any ritual; putting your stomach where your mouth is.The Enlightenment Diet
September 27, 2009
There is something sublime in your abnegation if, indeed, you have had no other client this week.The Burning Spear
No; even at his highest pitch of abnegation, he could not forget himself.Beyond
There is not only the remission by indemnification but the remission by abnegation.Looking Backward
There was no peace except in the abnegation of all positive desire.Narcissus
And is what is left—if anything is left—an adequate price for the abnegation of manhood?Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
Word Origin and History for abnegation
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