abjure

Definition: To give up or put aside voluntarily under oath

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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - By Mark Twain, Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress)
...Erard showed Joan a written form, which had been prepared and made all ready beforehand, and asked her to abjure . "...
The History of the Caliph Vathek - By William Beckford, Alfred Holst Tourrier, Samuel Johnson
...Adore then the terrestrial influences, and abjure Mahomet ....
A Library of Famous Fiction - By Harriet Beecher Stowe
...adore, then, the terrestrial influences, and abjure Mahomet ....
Sobriquets and Nicknames - By Albert Romer Frey
...To crush the feeble intellect of the unhappy old man, to force him to abjure his faith, and thus prevent him from being restored to his position in the East, was the chief aim of his royal persecutor ....
The Mayor of Casterbridge - By Thomas Hardy
...In presence of this scene, after the other, there was a natural instinct to abjure man as the blot on an otherwise kindly universe; till it was remembered that all terrestrial conditions were intermittent, and that mankind might some night be innocently sleeping when these quiet objects were raging loud . '...
The Ambassadors - By Henry James
...Ces gens-la do n't divorce, you know, any more than they emigrate or abjure--they think it impious and vulgar "; a fact in the light of which they seemed but the more richly special ....
Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...They propounded to him the oath of abjuration, as it was called, by which he was to renounce and abjure all allegiance to the House of Stewart, and all attempts to restore Charles II ....
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon - By Washington Irving
...This, however, drew on him the indignation of the whole company, and especially of the Baron, who looked upon him as little hetter than an in6del; so that he was fain to abjure his heresy as speedily as possible, and come into the faith of the true believers ....
Lady Audley's Secret - By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
...But I do not believe that even in his misery he felt that entire and unmitigated surprise, that utter revulsion of feeling that is felt when a good woman wanders away from herself, and becomes the lost creature whom her husband is bound in honor to abjure ....
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...For, according to the order of nature, which is quite superior to our will, it stands thus; there will always be a government of force where men are selfish; and when they are pure enough to abjure the code of force they will be wise enough to see how these public ends of the post-office, of the highway, of commerce and the exchange of property, of museums and libraries, of institutions of art and science can be answered ....
The Last Days of Pompeii - By Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
...Nay, when thou hast once seen what thy friend possesses, thou wilt learn how foolish it would be to abjure one who has so much to bestow ....
Tom Brown's School Days - By Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown
...He almost resolved to abjure rook-pies and night-lines for ever ....
History of Prose Fiction - By John Colin Dunlop, Henry Wilson
...Hence it became the interest of the real authors, in order to give their works the stamp of authority, to abjure the metrical romances, from which they were in fact compiled, and to feign either that these fables had been translated by them from Latin, or revised from ancient French prose, in which they had been originally written,--averments which should never be credited unless otherwise established to be true ....
The Land of Cockayne - By Matilde Serao
...You will have to abjure, will you ? ' '...
The Quest of the Golden Girl - By Richard Le Gallienne
...From this moment I abjure pessimism and cynicism in all their forms, put from my mind all considerations of the complexities of human life, unravel all by a triumphant optimism which no statistics can abash or criticism dishearten ....