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Word: relinquish

Definition: give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm


Sentences Containing 'relinquish'

"Hard pegs" are extreme exchange rate regimes that demonstrate a stronger commitment to a fixed parity (i.e. currency boards) or relinquish control over their own currency (such as currency unions) while "soft pegs" are more flexible and floating exchange rate regimes.
And if, after a three, four, or five years' voyage she is drawing nigh home with anything empty in her--say, an empty vial even--then, her mast-heads are kept manned to the last; and not till her skysail-poles sail in among the spires of the port, does she altogether relinquish the hope of capturing one whale more.
As part of the merger agreement, Labecque agreed to relinquish his position to Chemical's Chairman and CEO, Walter V. Shipley and return to President and COO of the company.
At the end of the 2007-2008 season, Ono was scheduled to relinquish his position as "la Monnaie" music director to Mark Wigglesworth, with Ono and Wigglesworth working together in the 2007-2008 season.
Despite her attempts to obtain the copyright for Harte to have his play staged in the 1950s, Baron Philippe de Rothschild did not relinquish the dramatic rights until his film was released in France.
Forcing Jess to relinquish his gun and to go with them to their hideout in the mountains, Vince later tells him that the gang had stolen a gold-plated cannon that was used by Emperor Maximilian in his ill-fated fight against popular Mexican leader Benito Juarez.
From 1948, H.R. Holmes had been the curator but in the late 1950s had wished to relinquish the post. A replacement curator was not easily found and the care of the Collections was managed on a part-time basis.
I can not thus, in a moment relinquish the respect, the confidence, and pride with which a father's untarnished name inspires a son.
I shall relinquish all my young people in another six months, and lead a quieter life.'
If there are any to whom it is no interruption to acquire these things, and who know how to use them when acquired, I relinquish to them the pursuit.
If things went badly, the bearer was expected to die rather than relinquish his charge.
In 1974 Michael Klinger complained to president of UA Eric Pleskow about the lacklustre promotion of "Carter", and tried to get him to relinquish the US rights to the film, so Klinger could find a better distributor.
In return for liberation, he was forced to relinquish many cities, including both his capitals, as well as Zadar, Split, and Trogir.
In the face of German success against the Southwestern Front, including attempts by the Soviet 6th Army breaking out of the encirclement, "Stavka" ordered the Voronezh Front to relinquish control of the 3rd Tank Army to the Southwestern Front.
Increasing anti-German hysteria even threw suspicion upon the British monarchy and King George V was persuaded to change his German name of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor and relinquish all German titles and styles on behalf of his relatives who were British subjects.
James Edward FitzGerald, who was one of the leaders of Canterbury and who was elected as Superintendent of the Canterbury Province a few months later (in July 1853), declined to meet with Wakefield for some days and certainly was not willing to relinquish control to someone he probably saw as a tainted politician from London.
Jumping to a later passage (after digressing on other matters), the "Nihon shoki" retells Takemikazuchi and Futsunushi's landing on the beach, this time stating that Ōanamuchi verbally expressed resistance to relinquish his rule, until the heavenly gods promised him palatial residence to recompense his abdication.
Mr. Micawber himself came down to the counting-house, in the afternoon, to tell Mr. Quinion that he must relinquish me on the day of his departure, and to give me a high character, which I am sure I deserved.
Nothing, on the contrary, could be more natural; and while able to suppose that it cost him a few struggles to relinquish her, she was ready to allow it a wise and desirable measure for both, and could very sincerely wish him happy.
On 1 January 1989 he succeeded General Sir Robert Ford as Colonel of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, to relinquish the appointment on 31 July 1992.
Shane was, however, unwilling to relinquish the title, and two months later the title was held-up after a TLC Match ended in controversial fashion.
Sony Computer Entertainment executive Pete Smith stated later that while they had tried to vie with Microsoft for exclusivity for "Limbo", but Playdead refused to relinquish its intellectual property to Sony as part of the deal. Patti affirmed that "Limbo" would not be released for another console, but that their next game, already in development as of October 2010, may see wider release.
Takemikazuchi was accompanied by "Deity Heavenly-Bird-Boat" (which may be a boat as well as being a god) The two deities reached the land of Izumo at a place called the , and stuck a "ten-fist sword" (Totsuka-no-Tsurugi) upside-down on the crest of the wave, and sat atop it, while demanding the local god Ōkuninushi ("Master-of-the-Great-Land") to relinquish the Izumo province over to them.
That she would never waver in it, never be diverted from it, never relinquish it, while there was any chance of hope.
The barber, however, was not so ready to relinquish the prize he had made in the pack-saddle; on the contrary, he raised such an outcry that everyone in the inn came running to know what the noise and quarrel meant.
The Dutch team responded, but Gauci took two points with a fast break, and then assisted Crispin in putting Australia in the lead, one which the Gliders would not relinquish.
These initial successes paved the way for the studio to relinquish almost complete control to these innovative young filmmakers.
They soon relinquish this turbulence though, and when about three-fourths grown, break up, and separately go about in quest of settlements, that is, harems.
When he attempted to secure their signatures to a deed of release for their interest in land at Port Nicholson, Te Rauparaha claimed he had previously been unaware it would include payment for Heretaunga, which he now refused to relinquish.
With that in mind, he insists Hagen relocate to Las Vegas and relinquish his role to Vito because Tom is not a "wartime Consigliere"; the older man agrees Tom should "have no part in what will happen" in the coming battles with rival families.
``I will do anything you desire, except relinquish my determination of finding out who this man is.

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