Abandonment is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand abandonment (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use abandonment in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of abandonment, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of abandonment, followed by 46 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
EXAMPLES - Abandonment in a Sentence
- It is what we used to call abandonment to Divine Providence. (source)
- Their abandonment is a symptom, not the reason for the decline. (source)
- "abandonment" - repair costs exceed the actual value of the car. (source)
- The only way to apologize for your abandonment is your resignation. (source)
- But he called the abandonment of this contract "a blow to privatization." (source)
- Without resources for healing or leaving, La Conchita lives on in abandonment. (source)
- Elvis had brought that kind of abandonment, [breaks off abruptly] Come over here! (source)
- MURPHY: It's very rare to see this kind of abandonment where the parent disappears. (source)
- Some are calling abandonment of these studies, 'the law of unintended circumstances'. (source)
- Alex really excels at playing with the idea of abandonment that the character is going through. (source)
- Today, who ` s going to stand up and willingly face that same kind of abandonment and alienation? (source)
- Whether abandonment is caused by death or a willing disregard seems a moot point if you're the child. (source)
- I do believe men have feelings so there is no need to psychoanalyze any "abandonment" issues I may have. (source)
- Another point is that Iraqis did not want us there in the first place, so the idea of abandonment does not make any sense. (source)
- Yet quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films that dealt with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation. (source)
- Clinton said when asked why he did what he did "Because I could" similarly the prevalence of father-abandonment is because more men can leave. (source)
- Also, 14 percent of the victims experienced additional maltreatment, such as abandonment, threats of harm or being born with a drug addiction. (source)
- He thinks about the idea of 'abandonment' all the time, and is not quite sure if sex is a bulwark against 'abandonment', or its very manifestation. (source)
- The loss at the abandonment is the only issue that matters and one that cannot ever be reconciled, not through reunion, counselling, nor medication. (source)
- As we shall see, his nature, at once conscientious, vehement, and pertinacious, came to reject the idea of abandonment as cowardly and therefore impossible. (source)
- Lathrop and Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha said, however, the law doesn't use the word abandonment to describe the procedure of leaving children at the hospital. (source)
- The women broke into a wailing chant, swaying backward and forward in abandonment, while one by one the men succumbed to the excitement till only Sime remained. (source)
- And yet, quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films in a row that dealt, in one way or another, with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation. (source)
- Yet Richard Ashcraft has argued that comprehension for the Anglicans meant conforming to the existing practices of the Anglican Church; that is, the abandonment of religious dissent. (source)
- But Baker, who represents the area, said he has no plans to withdrawal the bill, arguing the abandonment is a way to get rid of an alley that has become a dumping ground for tires and other debris. (source)
- Faulty software, too many steps or links to click, too many distractions like other offers before check-out, may lead to shopping cart abandonment, which is a loss for affiliates as well as merchants. (source)
- The petition being promoted by the council calls the abandonment of the Russian boy "an isolated incident ... not at all indicative of the thousands of successful adoptions between Russia and the United States." (source)
- Prison and Rehabilitation Reform, called the abandonment of classes in anger management and substance abuse, originally viewed as crucial to modifying behavior, "another example of the fact that our prisons are broken." (source)
- The word eclipse comes from the Greek for "abandonment," and captures the sense of foreboding the sun's vanishing act inspired even in civilizations whose astronomers had figured out why and when the darkness would fall. (source)
- There is but one way in which man can ever help God -- that is, by letting God help him: and there is no way in which His name is more guiltily taken in vain, than by calling the abandonment of our own work, the performance of His. (source)
- But Tamte isn't atop a soapbox regaling a tale of sudden abandonment from the Japanese publisher, saying that Konami was very honest about its position, though he recalls how surprised his team was when they found out they had lost funding. (source)
- So today, as we face the same questions, the same challenges as we did back then, I ` ve been asking for a while: Would any of today ` s leaders dare stand up and speak out, risking that same kind of abandonment, risking their political careers? (source)
- This illustrates the abandonment you are to make -- though with this difference: you have a will and reason, and your abandonment is to be the yielding of yourself to God because your clearest reason and most mature judgment tells you that such is best. (source)
- But by the same token, what they don't want is to see a military action, a U.S. - led, international-led coalition that then leaves a vacuum and anarchy and the same kind of abandonment as they had after the Afghan war with the Soviets back in the late '80s. (source)
- Those who recall the abandonment of American POWs in World War II, Korea and Vietnam are watching carefully, determined that all our men and women will be returned alive, or fully accounted for, before American troops leave the Middle East when hostilities cease. (source)
- So that gives you a sense of the kind of abandonment that most of the people feel that's occurring here, not only in terms of the media coverage, but in terms of the congressional and White House response to the widespread devastation and angst that continues here. (source)
- Indeed, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich Jr., in a letter calling abandonment of the state's touchcreens in favor of a statewide paper ballot system, reported that costs for the maintence and servicing of he state's touchscreen machines had increased over 1000% in the three years since they were adopted. (source)
- However, there is little doubt but that the real reason for the abandonment was the fear on the part of the newly Christianized people toward their mountain congeners and relatives, for it must be borne in mind that the newly Christianized people were the tools used by the missionaries to reach the pagans. (source)
- In the light of this, both Christian martyrdom and Christian asceticism, including the experience of 'abandonment' by God in certain sorts of Christian prayer, make sense; and the available models of love of neighbour are likely to emphasize the relativising or near-cancellation of self-interest or self-protection. (source)
- Even the modified form of anarchy on which modern civilization is based: that is, the abandonment of industry, in the name of individual liberty, to the upshot of competition for personal gain between private capitalists, is a disastrous failure, and is, by the mere necessities of the case, giving way to ordered Socialism. (source)
- His criminal inaction in the immediate aftermath of the storm was made worse by his long-term abandonment of briefly lofty rhetoric on combatting the endemic poverty revealed by the storm the ideological stonewalling of a GOP-controlled Congress to deny the necessary funds and proven disaster recovery programs for the Gulf Coast. (source)
- Searle bases his "abandonment" thesis on a statement of mine that he has cited several times but completely misunderstands: that the P&P approach "reject [s] the concept of rule and grammatical construction entirely: there are no rules for forming relative clauses in Hindi, verb phrases in Swahili, passives in Japanese, and so on." (source)
- We need massive aid -- a kind of Marshal Plan, for Afghanistan in order to get them out of the situation of abandonment, which is really what happened after the Soviet government - Soviet sponsored government and the Soviets were defeated and we just sort of walked away and left them with an impoverished embattled country full of landmines and so we can't do that again. (source)
- Not until the third day, when, upon waking in the morning, he saw a slender thread of blood that had flowed from his mouth over his beard and reddened his pillow, did that refined dandy shudder, that fastidious creature who held in horror all forms of human misery, especially disease, and who saw it creeping upon him stealthily with its defilement, its weaknesses and with the self-abandonment which is the first concession to death. (source)
- -- If the Christian desires to arrive at the alibi and dwell in the life beyond, another system of existence is essential for him, entailing a protection against two temptations, that is to say the abandonment of two dangerous liberties, one consisting in the power by which, being an owner of property, he disposes as he likes of what belongs to him, and the other consisting in the power by which, being master of his acts, he arranges as he pleases his daily occupations. (source)
- It was singular enough, and I should not like to acknowledge it, were not these Confessions in their very nature intended to disclose the very penetralia of my heart; but singular it certainly was -- and so I have always felt it since, when reflecting on it -- that although much and warmly attached to Lady Jane Callonby, and feeling most acutely what I must call her abandonment of me, yet, the most constantly recurring idea of my mind on the subject was, what will the mess say -- what will they think at head-quarters? (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 46 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "abandonment" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 4 synonyms for abandonment.
dereliction, desertion, jettison, jilting
We have 0 antonyms for abandonment.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abandonment from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
- (noun) The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier, as granted by a government agency.
- (noun) A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
- (noun) The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
- (noun) Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; absolute relinquishment; total desertion.
- (noun) Abandon; enthusiasm; freedom from constraint.
- (noun) In law: The relinquishment of a possession, privilege, or claim.
- (noun) The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a relationship of obligation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
- (noun) In maritime law, the surrender of a ship and freight by the owner to one who has become his creditor through contracts made by the latter with the master of the ship. In effect such an abandonment may release the owner from further responsibility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
- (noun) the act of giving something up
- (noun) withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility