But against his taking this step, which he still felt to be a contemptible relinquishment of present work, a guilty turning aside from what was a real and might be a widening channel for worthy activity, to start again without any justified destination, there was this obstacle, that the purchaser, if procurable at all, might not be quickly forthcoming.
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I’ve relinquished—or been relieved of—my seat at the Hall family table.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
I vowed that I would never relinquish my sense of self again, to anything or anyone.