Sentence Examples


  • He set duty above everything, had in the highest degree a reverence for honour, and placed his indomitable courage at the service of everything that was beneficial with an abnegation that nothing could tire.
  • The English have not understood and cannot understand the self-abnegation of our Emperor who wants nothing for himself, but only desires the good of mankind.
  • She did not think of applying submission and self-abnegation to her own life, for she was accustomed to seek other joys, but she understood and loved in another those previously incomprehensible virtues.
  • But this abnegation of responsibility is bringing with it the anarchy, chaos and violence in society.
  • Whether such self-abnegation is saintly or idiotic is a question for the angels.

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