Noun Abjuring Definition and Examples







Solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
  1. 'Just as many modern restaurateurs think you should do without a cruet, some modish winemakers abjure oak, preferring to let the grapes speak for themselves.'
  2. 'After a long and wearisome trial he was condemned on June 22, 1633, solemnly to abjure his scientific creed on bended knees.'
  3. 'To recant is to withdraw or disavow a declared belief, as in renouncing a philosophy or abjuring fealty to a religion.'
  4. 'She becomes a devotee of women's rights, abjures marriage, and founds a university.'
  5. 'The clear implication is that the Party abjured all forms of violence and acts of terror.'
  6. 'We were asked first to ‘absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiances and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty.’'
  7. 'The nineteenth-century elites kept to their strict Protestant ways, abjuring the theater but supporting music.'
  8. 'He who votes against the rights of another whatever his religion, colour or sex, thereby abjures his own.'
  9. 'If only she could abjure art the way she abjured religion and write less self-consciously, the true artist would re-emerge from what is beginning to seem like indefinite hibernation.'
  10. 'Thus, Muldrow cannot help but abjure spiritual claims to universal enlightenment.'
((p. pr. & vb. n.) of Abjure)

Late Middle English: from Latin abjurare, from ab- ‘away’ + jurare ‘swear’.

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