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Anna Karenina
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  • This lovely spring roused Levin still more, and strengthened him in his resolution of renouncing all his past and building up his lonely life firmly and independently.
  • One was the renunciation of his old life, of his utterly useless education.
  • This renunciation gave him satisfaction, and was easy and simple.
  • She knew that the support of religion was possible only upon condition of renouncing what made up for her the whole meaning of life.
  • The picture of his wife not letting him go was so pleasant that he was ready to renounce the delights of looking upon bears forever.
  • She thought of them on the one day of their triumph, when they had stood like Kitty under the wedding crown, with love and hope and dread in their hearts, renouncing the past, and stepping forward into the mysterious future.
  • That now, having expiated his sin against the husband, he was bound to renounce her, and never in future to stand between her with her repentance and her husband, he had firmly decided in his heart; but he could not tear out of his heart his regret at the loss of her love, he could not erase from his memory those moments of happiness that he had so little prized at the time, and that haunted him in all their charm.
  • …with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures—this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.

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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.

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