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relinquish
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to let go
  • But the proprietor appeared already to have relinquished as hopeless, the effort to perpetuate on this side of the Atlantic, in a hard soil, and amid the close struggle for subsistence, the native English taste for ornamental gardening.
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (90% in)
  • The buccaneer on the wave might relinquish his calling and become at once if he chose, a man of probity and piety on land; nor, even in the full career of his reckless life, was he regarded as a personage with whom it was disreputable to traffic or casually associate.
    Chapter 21 -- The New England Holiday (79% in)

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