Examples of disown in a Sentence
Her parents threatened to disown her if she didn't go back to school.
He was disowned for bringing shame to the family.
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Another from Fargo, North Dakota, was disowned by his family.
And so Lay became, in 1738, the last of a very few Quakers disowned for protests against slavery.
The Twitter account @YesYoureRacist led to a mass outing of the demonstrators — of about the dozen people identified, one person was publicly disowned by his family, while another lost his job.
For God's sake, one Pete Tefft has already seen his father write to the local newspaper to publicly disown him.
And on July 18th, a junior foreign minister, Mario Giro, reiterated a threat (disowned by some colleagues) to issue emergency visas that would allow migrants to travel anywhere in the EU’s passport-free Schengen zone.
Few in the administration were thrilled to see the president disown a longtime U.S. ally over Twitter (Jared Kushner, whose family had recently been jilted by a major Qatari investor, was an exception).
She was also disowned by her family and evaluated for mental illness for her activism.
Tywin Lannister: In less heartwarming family news, Tywin spent his final moments disowning his son—not for the first time.
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First Known Use of disown
Synonymscontradict, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disconfirm, deny, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiate
Antonymsacknowledge, admit, allow, avow, concede, confirm, own
Related Wordstraverse; challenge, confute, disprove, rebut; disagree (with), dispute
Near Antonymsaccept, adopt, embrace, espouse; affirm, announce, assert, aver, claim, declare, maintain, profess, submit; authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, validate, verify
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