The seat reserved for Galt was the place of honor in the center of the long table, with Mr. Thompson waiting for him at his right and the muscular man slipping skillfully into the seat at his left, not relinquishing his arm or the pressure of the muzzle.
Once and for all-she thought, clutching the wheel as if it were the enemy not to be relinquished, her words like separate explosions with a trail of fire in her mind to link them-once and for all …. to meet the destroyer face to face …. to learn who he is and where he goes to vanish …. not the motor …. he is not to carry the motor away into the darkness of his monstrously closed unknown …. he is not to escape, this time…… A band of light was rising in the east and it seemed to come…
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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.