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Abandonment meaning

abandonment - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
  2. 2. The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.
  3. 3. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
  4. 4. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
  5. 5. Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
  6. 6. See desertion.
  7. 7. Desertion; renunciation; state of being given up.

abandonment - examples of usage

  1. She spoke with a self- abandonment that Mary had never seen in her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She thought of three different scenes; she thought of Mary sitting upright and saying, " I'm in love- I'm in love"; she thought of Rodney losing his self- consciousness among the dead leaves, and speaking with the abandonment of a child; she thought of Denham leaning upon the stone parapet and talking to the distant sky, so that she thought him mad. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. The movement roused her from her temporary abandonment. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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