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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.
  • There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions.
    Anais Nin
  • To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
    Thomas Paine

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  • She renounced her husband
  • To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man’s nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.
    Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Because they refused to accept female ministers, she renounced her membership in the church and joined another denomination.
  • She has renounced the claim on your brother’s blood.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • I renounce the gods!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Renounce the material world and you surrender it to evil.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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  • renounce it as plain villainy
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • He would have preferred to renounce everything, throw it all away, die, rather than fail Fermina Daza.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Put your hand on this Bible, and say, ’I renounce all private speech and intercourse with Philip Wakem from this time forth.’
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • They’ve never seen a fallen tithe before, much less one who, like the prodigal son, has renounced his sins and returned to the fold.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Do you renounce her to my keeping?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I renounced big magic.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen," Oscar said.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • LIBERTY IN ACCEPTANCE;
    PEACE IN ENCLOSURE;
    HAPPINESS IN RENUNCIATION
    —Words carved above the gates at the entrance to the Crypts
    When I was in fourth grade, I went on a field trip to the Crypts.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Nor did I try to ridicule the stories or make the children renounce their fears as superstitions.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But with me the fatalism was bogus; I cared very much about the world and wished to renounce nothing.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But at the same time there were circumstances and happenings in her past which had to be spoken; I think that quite unbeknownst to herself she was questing for someone to serve in place of those religious confessors she had coldly renounced.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Do ye renounce Satan and all his works?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • How am I to renounce forever these vile fancies, so as peacefully to fulfill Thy will?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He changed his name, renounced his religion, and vowed never to have more than the allotted two children.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • So on December 26, when I learned what happened, I renounced the Lord.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • It’s not all fighting and renunciation.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Leaders may enhance their informal status by renouncing formal symbols.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Women who see their desires doused and their dreams renounced, and yet—and this is the worst of it, Monsieur Boustouler—if you meet them, they smile and pretend they have no misgivings at all.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Jason understood why Thalia had renounced that part of her life too, but he was still resentful.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "This property and France are lost to me," said the nephew, sadly; "I renounce them."
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • And she swore in front of Mama Elena’s tomb that come what may, she would never renounce love.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • I am told that you have not renounced the old ways, though to the world you present a respectable face.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Your logic is most powerful, Valentine, but say what you will, I can never renounce the sentiment which has instinctively taken possession of my mind.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Yet I cannot ask you to renounce your country and friends to fulfil this task; and now that you are returning to England, you will have little chance of meeting with him.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Looks like Galileo renouncing the geocentric model once and for all.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • —there stands a rustic dwelling which you can make me prouder of, than all the hopes I have renounced, measured a thousandfold.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • If you were to renounce this patronage and these favors, I suppose you would do so with some faint hope of one day repaying what you have already had.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Go if you must, but unless you wish to renounce me, I would be reconciled with you.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Old men in the bad old days used to renounce, retire, take to religion, spend their time reading, thinking–thinking!
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • His predecessor, Celestine V., had renounced the papacy.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "We’ll all renounce the devil," he said, "together, not forgetting his works and pomps."
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • The article, being libelous, had to be returned as impossible; and I had to renounce my dream of dragging its author into the limelight.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • "Lord," he prayed, "show me my path—I renounce that accursed…. dream of mine."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • You have renounced your home and your parents, renounced your birth and possessions, renounced your free will, renounced all friendship.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • He could not — he would not — renounce his wild field of mission warfare for the parlours and the peace of Vale Hall.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I must at last renounce thy optimism.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • And in the following weeks Anne kept it up, so that one could almost believe that she had succeeded in renouncing her difference and becoming a norm.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • He set down every evil thought he had and renounced it.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • —How very few of those men in a rank of life to address Emma would have renounced their own home for Hartfield!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • As for any hope of being rescued by Commander Farragut, that had to be renounced completely.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
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