Her face brightened at this, but she drew her hand away, not with a gesture of coquetry, but as though renouncing something to which she had no claim.
From whatever angle he viewed their dawning intimacy, he could not see it as part of her scheme of life; and to be the unforeseen element in a career so accurately planned was stimulating even to a man who had renounced sentimental experiments.
Reason, judgment, renunciation, all the sane daylight forces, were beaten back in the sharp struggle for self-preservation.
To look on that prone loveliness was to see in it a natural force, to recognize that love and power belong to such as Lily, as renunciation and service are the lot of those they despoil.
These were the only traces of luxury, of that clinging to the minute observance of personal seemliness, which showed what her other renunciations must have cost.
One by one she had detached herself from the baser possibilities, and she saw that nothing now remained to her but the emptiness of renunciation.
She had even offered to give up her visit to Lake George, and remain in town with Miss Bart, if the latter would renounce her journey; but Lily could disguise her real distaste for this plan under a sufficiently valid reason.
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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.