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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'

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.
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.
``I will do anything you desire, except relinquish my determination of finding out who this man is.
I can not thus, in a moment relinquish the respect, the confidence, and pride with which a father's untarnished name inspires a son.
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.
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.
I shall relinquish all my young people in another six months, and lead a quieter life.'
That she would never waver in it, never be diverted from it, never relinquish it, while there was any chance of hope.
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.
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.

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