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relinquish
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  • I ask you wholly to relinquish, for the present, any tie but your relationship.
  • Now, the beginning and the end of what I have come to beg of you is, Mr. Guppy, that you will have the kindness to relinquish all idea of so serving me.
  • Mr. Weevle and Mr. Guppy look at each other, the former as having relinquished the whole affair, the latter with a discomfited countenance as having entertained some lingering expectations yet.
  • With these concluding words, Mr. George gives a shake to each of the hands he holds, and relinquishing them, backs a pace or two in a broad-chested, upright attitude, as if he had made a final confession and were immediately going to be shot with all military honours.
  • I get," said Richard, relinquishing my hand gently and walking across the room, "so tired!"
  • But Mr. Bucket, who cannot make up his mind to relinquish his friendly hold, replies, "Wait half a minute, George.

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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.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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