absence or lack of personal restraint.
- Sometimes self-a·ban·don .
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How to use self-abandonment in a sentence
The young woman's education in a Jewish home is such as to exclude a blind self-abandonment, with the consequent tragic results.
The very phrase offends some ancient canon fixed against self-abandonment in the very blood and bone of womankind.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
She resisted a moment, and then, with a little cry of self-abandonment, she hid her face on his breast.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
But to this King myrrh is a peculiarly appropriate gift, for it is the symbol of complete self-abandonment.Our Lady Saint Mary | J. G. H. Barry
In her voice, as in her body, there is always a reserve of energy, a dignified self-respect; there is never any self-abandonment.Impressions And Comments | Havelock Ellis