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.
Recent Examples of disown from the Web
He's been disowned by both the national and Illinois GOP.
My mom, a die-hard Spanish citizen and fan, has probably just disowned me.
Rodriguez is the standout as Blanca, who gives shelter to a gay dancer, Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain), disowned by his parents.
She was disowned by her father, and after her husband died, she was ostracized from society.
Your barber and anybody that’s ever been appreciative of your line-up will frown on you, and possibly disown you. Assure them that the ends justify the means.
Kansas City’s return to baseball after 1967, when Athletics owner Charlie Finley finally made good on his threats of disowning the city and relocated to Oakland, was not a given.
And after the disastrous 2013 Schumer-Rubio gang of eight fiasco, that amnesty behemoth was so bad even Rubio himself disowns it now.
She is supposed to have disowned all interest in sexuality of any kind which might therefore mark her out as an asexual being.
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wash one's hands of;
DISOWN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disown for English Language Learners
: to say or decide that you will no longer be connected with, associated with, or responsible for (someone or something)
DISOWN Defined for Kids
Definition of disown for Students
- … they disowned my mother when she got married …
- —Judy Blume, Are You There God?
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