The abandonment of that mission he would never cease to regret.
Infanticide was very uncommon, but abandonment (foundlings) took its place.
There is an ease, an abandonment in its exercise, that is positively beautiful, and can be understood only when felt.
The only alternative to the abandonment of one is the loss of all.
A plantation will almost perish from the earth, as it were, by a few years of abandonment.
I see in it an abandonment of yourself, which gives me great pain.
The reasons set forth by the Quakers for 251 its abandonment cover the ground, and are at least worthy of our consideration.
Even as she spoke her own words startled her—the confidence, the abandonment of them.
His face, once so reticent and regular, was drawn on one side, twisted into an oblique expression of abandonment and agony.
It is also an abandonment of the pretence that the question is not a debatable or open one.
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.