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
UNCRIED TEARS Imagine teardrops left uncried From pain trapped inside Waiting to escape Through the windows of your eyes "Why won’t you let us out?" The tears question the conscience "Relinquish your fears and doubts And heal yourself in the process." The conscience told the tears "I know you really want me to cry But if I release you from bondage, In gaining your freedom you die." The tears gave it some thought Before giving the conscience an answer "If crying brings…
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
But then I eventually relinquished those ties for the relative freedoms of everyday, civilian life, and then finally decided to leave Japan altogether, for the relative—though very different—liberties of America.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
Quite calmly, as though this old woman and her boots were nothing out of the ordinary, Mrs. Murry pulled until the second boot relinquished the foot.
Madeleine L’Engle -- A Wrinkle in Time
"I didn’t know this was a pajama party," Turtle said, relinquishing her chair and stomping to the far end of the table.
Ellen Raskin -- The Westing Game
Marie-Laure has to badger her father three times before he’ll read the notice aloud: Members of the population must relinquish all radio receivers now in their possession.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
I pretty much relinquished control to him the moment he walked through the front door.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
He hasn’t said anything to me at school since the day he told me he wasn’t going to make me relinquish my seat at his table, benevolent despot that he is.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
I walked up to the podium and gave a brief self-conscious talk about the joys of scholarship, then quickly relinquished the speaker’s platform back to Mrs. Brown.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
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The girl relinquished the front of the room to him immediately.
Alexandra Bracken -- The Darkest Minds
In the time since that deafening quarrel, which had so nearly become a fight, I mistakenly thought he had relinquished his murky idee fixe about the South.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Klaus sighed, and relinquished—a word which here means "gave to Count Olaf even though he didn’t want to"—the book on nuptial law.
Lemony Snicket -- The Bad Beginning
He relinquished Jamie into my arms, and went to the table for a cloth and the water jug.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
George Orwell -- 1984
Phil relinquished control to the Norden bombsight.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
You are so unwilling to relinquish your comfort that your selfishness drains you of humanity!
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
This amount I was compelled to make up, or relinquish the privilege of hiring my time.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
"Let it go!" says Beetee, throwing up his hands, relinquishing the broadcast back to the Capitol.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
And he relinquished the proposal to the family.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
The child, relinquished by the nurse, rushed across the room and rooted shyly into her mother’s dress.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
You could relinquish him to an orphanage here, then file an orphan petition.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
Because of what happened, they will probably relinquish authority over your case and send it back to the court system.
Ben Mikaeslen -- Touching Spirit Bear
He still hadn’t relinquished the hold on his son’s earlobe.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
"Yes!" said Dantes, and without relinquishing Mercedes hand clasped in one of his own, he extended the other to the Catalan with a cordial air.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Eragon hesitated, reluctant to relinquish the weapon for even a moment, then nodded.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
And so she ran on, till I relinquished the endeavour to convince her of her mistake.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
We stood on the bank of the Kwenge listing the things we’ll have to abandon or relinquish.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
A vow of celibacy and the relinquishment of all personal assets hardly seemed a sacrifice.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
When his land burned, when his home was destroyed, it was assumed that he had burned himself and the Cup to ashes rather than relinquish either to the Clave.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
The suitor, kissing the hem of the garment again before relinquishing it, replied, "Habraham Latharuth, on thuthpithion of plate."
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
Her victory was announced by an unusual tranquillity and gladness of soul which followed the relinquishing of my ancient and latterly tormenting studies.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
And because of Isabelle, who has solidified the ground beneath Pari’s feet—pocked as it still may be with gaps and blind spots, all the unanswered questions, all the things Maman would not relinquish.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
’I am not afraid,’ said Oliver in a low voice, as he relinquished Mr. Brownlow’s hand.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
Let us say in passing that he had changed his baldric and relinquished his cloak.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
It is little to relinquish.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
Blackie grunts, takes one last swallow, and relinquishes the jug to Grady.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
Vittoria did not relinquish the page.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
The Taliban have announced that they won’t relinquish bin Laden because he is amehman, a guest, who has found sanctuary in Afghanistan and it is against thePashiunwali code of ethics to turn over a guest.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
"I don’t dare go out," said Anne, in the tone of a martyr relinquishing all earthly joys.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
An LEP officer never relinquishes his weapon.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
It told of Gerand, the greatest warrior of his time, who relinquished his sword for a wife and farm.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
The white man seemed to take counsel from their customs, and, relinquishing his grasp of the rifle, he also remained silent and reserved.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
"Ron was great," said Tonks warmly, relinquishing her hold on Lupin.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
They jerked at it, stout and furious, but the color sergeant was dead, and the corpse would not relinquish its trust.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
"If he were Admiral Hawke he shall pay his score," cried Silver; and then, relinquishing my hand, "Who did you say he was?" he asked.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Treasure Island
The detective leaned the gun against the wall, relinquishing it, although he felt certain it was the weapon that had killed the Clutter family.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
But Eva bent to the other side of the horse, where Dodo was standing, and said, as he relinquished the reins,—"That’s a good boy, Dodo;—thank you!"
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The Voice had never relinquished control while they were on the island.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
The spoons were moved slowly: I saw each girl taste her food and try to swallow it; but in most cases the effort was soon relinquished.