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renounce
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The Fountainhead
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  • It’s not all fighting and renunciation.
  • What have I ever renounced?
  • Oh, you’ll never renounce anything!
  • But it’s what you’ve renounced by never wanting it.
  • This is the time for every man to renounce the thoughts of his petty little problems, of gain, of comfort, of self-gratification.
  • That thing—a man can’t renounce it—but I want to renounce it—so that it will be yours—so that it will be in your service—only for you.
  • That thing—a man can’t renounce it—but I want to renounce it—so that it will be yours—so that it will be in your service—only for you.
  • When consulted on love affairs, Toohey counseled surrender, if it concerned a romance with a charming little pushover, good for a few drunken parties—"let us be modern"; and renunciation, if it concerned a deep, emotional passion—"let us be grownup."
  • Under all the complications of verbiage, haven’t they all had a single leitmotif: sacrifice, renunciation, self-denial?
  • A face that held no pain of renunciation, but the stamp of the next step, when even pain is renounced.
  • The city read, chuckling, the statement of Wynand’s renunciation.
  • There is a kind of dignity in a renunciation of dignity openly admitted.
  • This country was not based on selfless service, sacrifice, renunciation or any precept of altruism.
  • A face that held no pain of renunciation, but the stamp of the next step, when even pain is renounced.
  • It had left on all a single mark in common: on lips smiling with malice, on lips loose with renunciation, on lips tight with uncertain dignity—on all—the mark of suffering.

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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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