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[self-uh-ban-duh n-muh nt] /ˈsɛlf əˈbæn dən mənt/
absence or lack of personal restraint.
Sometimes, self-abandon.
Origin of self-abandonment
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Without her he would have died of weariness and self-abandonment.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • To have resisted the self-abandonment of Kate's love would have been monstrous.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • It was the effect at least of self-abandonment—I mean to visions.

  • In the exquisitely graceful attitude, was an element of self-abandonment.

  • Her words were simple, but there was something glorious in her self-abandonment.

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking
  • But for Nancy's self-abandonment, he might have come to love her in good earnest.

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
  • The audacity and self-abandonment of the Zulu on this night had been simply magnificent.

    Into the Unknown Lawrence Fletcher
  • He must next recite them with perfect simplicity and self-abandonment.

    Garcia the Centenarian And His Times M. Sterling Mackinlay
  • There was an ease and self-abandonment about his appearance that were really beautiful.

  • Does any young man love with the self-abandonment of an old one?

    The Tenants of Malory Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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