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Forswearing   Listen

The act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.).  Synonyms: forgoing, renunciation.

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... iron balustrade, Florent recollected that sooner or later he would certainly be punished for having accepted the inspectorship. It seemed to lie like a stain on his life. He had become an official of the Prefecture, forswearing himself, serving the Empire in spite of all the oaths he had taken in his exile. His anxiety to please Lisa, the charitable purpose to which he had devoted the salary he received, the just and scrupulous manner in which he had always struggled to carry out his duties, no longer seemed to him ...
— The Fat and the Thin • Emile Zola

Words linked to "Forswearing" :   forgoing, abnegation, denial, forswear, rejection, self-renunciation, giving up, self-denial, self-abnegation, forsaking

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