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  • verb Present participle of abjure.


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  • There were, however, many cases of Witnesses voluntarily "abjuring," as they called it.

    Commandant of Auschwitz Hoess, Rudolf 1951

  • My hope is that you will also maintain the wild rogue personalities that make you so interesting to read and taste wine with, abjuring the pressure or suggestion that you are new media with a responsibility to anyone other than yourself, your palate, your passion.

    Bloggers Under the Microscope « California Life: Better Than Happy Hour 2009

  • "I embraced my dereliction as a religious discipline," he says, abjuring the soulless routines of his daily commute and unhappy marriage.

    Strained Separations Sam Sacks 2011

  • The absence of entitlement programs is not a violation of anybody's rights, and, contrary to the view of some pundits, abjuring from robbing others in such a manner is not a "sacrifice."

    The Immorality Of Public Safety Nets Wendy Milling 2011

  • Thus, by abjuring evidence, we may defend this claim against the damnéd heathens!

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books Hal Duncan 2009

  • While the overall package was largely scripted in Berlin, Merkel delivered one major concession, abjuring losses for private investors in sovereign debt crises.

    Eurozone warned of credit downgrades after Germany and France strike deal 2011

  • Indeed, my previous post was meant to illustrate exactly this claim (while abjuring the reflexive association of the poetic with "pretty words").

    John Dewey's *Art as Experience* 2010

  • Yet the mullahs have strong allies too, not only in the legislature, led by Ali Larijani (who hails from a family of well-known clerics), but even among the president's own clan, whose members remain divided on abjuring theocracy.

    Ahmadinejad Bucks Religious Establishment 2010

  • Ahmadinejad's close ties to the ultraorthodox Ayatollah Mohammad Mesbah Yazdi also haven't dampened the president's drive to consolidate power by abjuring beliefs and practices central to the theocracy.

    Ahmadinejad Bucks Religious Establishment 2010

  • Whichever way you read it, tax denial means Americans are abjuring the American community, the American commonwealth and the American res publica things of the public that actually constitutes the meaning of that precious term Republic that the Republican Party carries in its name.

    Benjamin R. Barber: No Representation Without Taxation! Benjamin R. Barber 2010


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