Now I want nothing; I renounce all my wants; I swore to myself that I would want nothing; let them seek the truth without me!
But I have renounced the world.
…thought; and then there came across him as in a flash the memory of the incidents at the Pavlofsk station, and at the other station in the morning; and the question asked him by Rogojin about THE EYES and Rogojin’s cross, that he was even now wearing; and the benediction of Rogojin’s mother; and his embrace on the darkened staircase—that last supreme renunciation—and now, to find himself full of this new "idea," staring into shop-windows, and looking round for things—how base he was!
"Then, in another week, she had run away again, and came here to Lebedeff’s; and when I found her here, she said to me, ’I’m not going to renounce you altogether, but I wish to put off the wedding a bit longer yet—just as long as I like—for I am still my own mistress; so you may wait, if you like.’
"I’ll tell you what, my friend," cried Mrs. Epanchin, of a sudden, "here are we all sitting here and imagining we are very clever, and perhaps laughing at the prince, some of us, and meanwhile he has received a letter this very day in which that same claimant renounces his claim, and begs the prince’s pardon.
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Israel asks that they renounce their stated intention of wiping it off the map.
She renounced her religion and joined the Communist party.