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Word Example of - abandoned

    Example Sentences for abandoned

    All this has been said already, has been gone into, and fire at command has been abandoned.

    The boat-house represented one of Stilling's abandoned whims.

    Ben Smart had not been taken, and the pursuers had abandoned the chase.

    So they abandoned the crown and forsook their country, not knowing or caring where they went.

    Hereford and Norfolk abandoned active in favour of passive hostility.

    You have no cause to love your own people; you have abandoned them for us.

    He must either have done it, or have abandoned the purpose which had led him into my house.

    Naturally, through indifference, he abandoned all the resolutions he had made.

    On the death of the contractors, the enterprise was abandoned; but the land, sold a few years later, proved a valuable investment.

    Even the Jesuits despaired, and abandoned Florida in disgust.

Word Origin & History of - abandoned

    Word Origin & History

    abandon late 14c., "to subjugate, subdue," from O.Fr. abandoner "surrender," from à "at, to" + bandon "power, jurisdiction," in phrase mettre à bandon "to give up to a public ban," from L. bannum, "proclamation," from a Frankish word related to ban (v.). Etymologically, the word carries a sense of "put someone under someone else's control." Meaning "to give up absolutely" is from late 14c. Related: Abandoned; abandoning. The noun sense of "letting loose, surrender to natural impulses" (1822) is from Fr. abandon.