Examples from the Web for abnegation
Erudite is trying to wrestle control of the government away from Abnegation via nefarious schemes.
Abnegation is a way of adding oomph to any ritual; putting your stomach where your mouth is.
"You say that the outer-world magicians derived their powers of soul from abnegation of the body," said the goddess.The Goddess of Atvatabar|William R. Bradshaw
He then reached a state not of abnegation, but of philosophic open-mindedness or agnosticism.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
After this act of abnegation it was very satisfactory that the British force was the first to enter the Legations.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
She made a gesture of abnegation: "I don't think I've got much pride left."The Land of Promise|D. Torbett
Hence the Romish Church has always praised up virginity, which is simply an abnegation of sex.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
Word Origin and History for abnegation
late 14c., "a negative assertion," c.1500 as "self-denial," from Latin abnegationem (nominative abnegatio) "refusal, denial," noun of action from past participle stem of abnegare "to refuse, deny," from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + negare "to deny" (see deny).