Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. abandoner, F. abandonner,; a,L. ad,) + bandon, permission, authority, LL. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction, bannire, to proclaim, summon: of Germanic origin; cf. Goth. bandwjan, to show by signs, to designate OHG. ban, proclamation. The word meant to proclaim, put under a ban, put under control; hence, as in OE., to compel, subject, or to leave in the control of another, and hence, to give up. See Ban
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bandon, from the Teut. root ban, proclamation, came to mean decree, authorisation, permission; hence à bandon—at will or discretion, abandonner, to give up to the will or disposal of some one. See Ban, Banns.
Eventually, on December 24, Walcheren was abandoned, the works and naval basins of Flushing having been previously destroyed.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Later he abandoned her and eloped with Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
And now, need any more be said to persuade mankind to abandon the use of ardent spirits?
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Don't abandon these women.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
When his normality abandoned him, he avoided a greater tragedy.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
The morning light displayed an abandoned Russian camp.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The nobles declined to abandon the mode of separate verification which had been practised formerly.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
To abandon their arms was a thing not to be thought of.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
One might have supposed that the fright would have led to the abandonment of the barrow.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The old negro has abandoned his legendary rites, and has sought and found favor with God through Jesus Christ.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Now in joyous wonder
Cannot cease to weep;
Now again abandoned
To unending sleep.
"Fairy Tale" by Boris Pasternak
so they abandoned me.
At first the solitude
charmed me like a prelude,
but so much music wounded me.
"Music" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Rama will never abide
in the egotistic man's heart
therefore his slave, Suradasa,
has abandoned pride.
"The Lord Is His Devotees' Slave" by Sant Surdas
The sons of good old Jacob seemed
Abandoned to their foes;
But his almighty arm redeemed
The nation that he chose.
"Psalm 77 part 2" by Isaac Watts
But she does not come; abandoned,
Vainly I endure and sigh
Prostrate, as the water lilies
On the blue lake ever lie.
"The Lake" by Mihai Eminescu
Yes, because you have abandoned,
Have forgotten God's assistance,
So effectual and so ample.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Three german shepards were abandoned at the Pueblo Motorsports Park last Monday.
Dog found abandoned, emaciated tied to Lewiston cemetery tree.
Maggie and Ulysses were among horses found abandoned in Riverside County and brought to Orange County to recover.
In March, the militants easily seized the small agricultural town of Jaar and surrounding areas, as government troops abandoned their posts.
An Artist of Selective Abandon.
The day after the Warsaw Pact was abandoned, NATO should have been disbanded.
World number one Rory McIlroy's World Golf Final showdown with 14-times major winner Tiger Woods was put on hold after play was abandoned due to storms on Wednesday.
Assemblyman Dan Logue of Marysville has abandoned his bid to replace former Sen Doug LaMalfa in the 4th Senate District.
Some experts say eradicating polio is impossible and should be abandoned.
Esprit to Abandon North America After 98% Profit Fall.
The Republic of Ireland is abandoning religion faster than almost every other country worldwide, a massive global survey on faith reveals.
Exchange Rate Continues With Reckless Abandon.
Modify, rather than abandon, holiday traditions to celebrate the season with loved ones.
But activists, including many from the East Bay, weren't able to save 45,000 hens at an abandoned cage farm.
When Liza's mother gives birth to a faerie baby with "hair clear as glass," her father abandons the infant on a hillside to die.
If they do the local approach must be abandoned.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
In fact, the RR approach abandons the traditional Markov chain entirely.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
In this GA series of gas-dynamical models we abandon the hypothesis of universal pre-heating and assume that all heating results from normal star formation inside the group or cluster.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The Copenhagen version of quantum theory is thus a hybrid of the old familiar classical theory, which physicists were understandably reluctant to abandon completely, and a totally new theory based on radically different concepts.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
In these attempts, the admissible Lagrangians were limited by the assumption that the ﬁeld equations has the Schwarzschild solution. Møller abandoning this assumption and look for a wider class of Lagrangians by constructing a new ﬁeld theory.
Vacuum Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Tetrad Theory of Gravitation