verb (used with object)
Origin of abandon1
SYNONYMS FOR abandon
Examples from the Web for abandonment
Every adopted person has to deal with the fact of abandonment, and what that has done to them.Frances McDormand on 'Olive Kitteridge,' Dropping LSD, and Her Beef With FX's 'Fargo'|Marlow Stern|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sense of insecurity is heightened by the uncertainty and a feeling of abandonment.Jews in East Ukraine Are Being Threatened, But By Whom?|Anna Nemtsova|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harry and Peter are bound by the loss of their fathers and their abandonment issues.Marc Webb Takes Us Inside ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Discusses His Rise to the A-List|Marlow Stern|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.How to Cure Your Anxiety? Read Henry James’s ‘The Portrait of a Lady,’ Of Course.|Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkind|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course arch-conservatives think social breakdown is caused by the abandonment of traditional gender roles.
I request gentlemen to reflect, whether this is not, in point of fact, an abandonment of the other points in dispute?
But the step would have been more hazardous and desperate than the abandonment of Peshawar by his brother John.India Under British Rule|James Talboys Wheeler
And then all the concentrated anger she felt at his abandonment of her flamed out in her eyes.
He did not ask the abandonment of British dominion in India, though he may have doubted the wisdom of its conquest.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham|Harold J. Laski
We should learn to rest by changing our employment, not by its abandonment.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel|Frank G. Allen