Examples of abnegation in a Sentence
the couple's sudden abnegation of life in the fast lane for work as missionaries stunned everyone
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Faye’s absence reads like the self-abnegation of a soul trying to atone for something.
The systematic vilification of facts and expertise, the violent abnegation of diverse thought, the constant blasts of paranoia-stoking crime reports and patriotic soundbites on an inescapable news network—could this be more now?
The individual photographs tell us virtually nothing, just as journalistic pictures are often empty of independent meaning, but the succession of images, page-by-page, is a steady beat of abnegation and self-abuse in the name of art.
The trend manages to cram a tremendous number of tedious affectations into tight quarters: design fetishism, ostentatious minimalism, costly self-abnegation.
For others, a drink is a way to rebel against a culture in which good parenting is synonymous with self-abnegation.
Congressional self-abnegation fits hand-in-glove with the rise of presidential governance, or the misapprehension by the public that the president, rather than the Congress, is the centerpiece of republican government.
In Austen’s work, romantic union is seen not as the pragmatic abnegation of the self, but rather as the hopeful realization of it.
Greatness, in the context of the administration’s economic ideology, is built on a ground laid thick with self-abnegation.
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Abnegation plays an important part in the teachings of all the major religions. The founder of Buddhism was a prince who gave up all his worldly goods when he discovered the world of poverty that lay outside the palace gates, and abnegation has been a Buddhism practice ever since. Hinduism has an even older tradition of abnegation. Special periods of abnegation and fasting may even be included in a religion's yearly calendar; serious Christians give up some pleasure for the 40-day period of Lent, for instance, and Muslims are forbidden to eat during daylight hours during the month of Ramadan.
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