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We had an agreement, but then she reneged on the deal.
  to fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
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  • We had an agreement, but then she reneged on the deal.
  • The company reneged on their job offer, so I’m looking for work again.
  • I’d pretty much lived with them for five months while Mia was recovering and had promised to visit frequently but I’d reneged on that.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Nor will you renege on our bargain.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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  • It never ends—the misery, the apologies, the promises, the reneging, the wretchedness of it all.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • What’s to keep the rebels from reneging on the deal? A verbal promise behind closed doors, even a statement written on paper—these could easily evaporate after the war.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Could the captain have reneged on her promise?
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • It would be less dangerous to break into Gringotts than to renege on a promise to a goblin.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • We fought for the royal Stuarts that reneged us against the Williamites and they betrayed us.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Years later I discovered that the United States had been crossed thousands of times by frightened Black children traveling alone to their newly affluent parents in Northern cities, or back to grandmothers in Southern towns when the urban North reneged on its economic promises.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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  • He couldn’t tell her about Camille; he’d promised to keep the vampire’s offer a secret, and while Simon didn’t feel he owed Camille much, if there was one thing he had learned from the past few months, it was that reneging on promises made to supernatural creatures was a bad idea.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • It’s not fair that you should sacrifice yourself to a woman who has chosen once and now wishes to renege that choice.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • It seemed a big manly thing to say, but the effect was so much superior to anything I had expected that I couldn’t renege and spoil the drama.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Because now that the aunt was gone, Ellen had reneged from that triumvirate of which Miss Rosa tried without realising it to make two.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • We were distressed when you reneged on this offer.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The government had already informed the foreign press that I was to be set free tomorrow and felt they could not renege on that statement.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He could get away with that with the senoritas—they liked the idea of presents to look forward to, and Dish was careful never to renege.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Nay, but this dotage of our general’s O’erflows the measure: those his goodly eyes, That o’er the files and musters of the war Have glow’d like plated Mars, now bend, now turn, The office and devotion of their view Upon a tawny front: his captain’s heart, Which in the scuffles of great fights hath burst The buckles on his breast, reneges all temper, And is become the bellows and the fan To cool a gipsy’s lust.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Get her to discard her habit, renege on her vows.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Does the fact that I reneged on an unspoken agreement appeal to your sense of humor?
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Looking daunted and just a little green, but far too kind to renege on a promise, she held fast.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The huge conduit to the Jackal, especially if he had reneged on their contract, would not expose the Jackal.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Will you renege?
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • "There’s one of them, anyhow," said Mr. Henchy, "that didn’t renege him.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Such smiling rogues as these, Like rats, oft bite the holy cords a-twain Which are too intrinse t’ unloose; smooth every passion That in the natures of their lords rebel; Bring oil to fire, snow to their colder moods; Renege, affirm, and turn their halcyon beaks With every gale and vary of their masters, Knowing naught, like dogs, but following.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • But it intrigues me that you’d consider it possible to renege on something unspoken.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Then it looks like we both reneged, doesn’t it?
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • "Jesus no more no more no more-The voice of the man in black whispered silkily in his ear: "Then renege.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Renege, and wait!
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Renege, boy.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • …her that her legs hung straight and rigid as if she had iron shinbones and ankles, clear of the floor with that air of impotent and static rage like children’s feet, and talking in that grim haggard amazed voice until at last listening would renege and hearing-sense self-confound and the long-dead object of her impotent yet indomitable frustration would appear, as though by outraged recapitulation evoked, quiet inattentive and harmless, out of the biding and dreamy and victorious dust.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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