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    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…†   (source)
  • He relinquished his grip on the chair and walked around it, closer to the man cowering on the floor, until he stood directly over him in the darkness, looking down from a far greater height than usual.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Because of what happened, they will probably relinquish authority over your case and send it back to the court system.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Ken asked him the first question, whether he had in good faith formed a corporation and relinquished his farm to his two older daughters, Virginia Cook Smith and Rose Cook Lewis, along with their husbands, Tyler Smith and Peter Lewis?†   (source)
  • It was complicated, getting her to relinquish Owen's clothes without striking her; and impossible to interrupt her sobbing.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Whatever skivvying or humble nursing she did, and however well or hard she did it, whatever illumination in tutorial she had relinquished, or lifetime moment on a college lawn, she would never undo the damage.†   (source)
  • I could scream now, cling to the banister, relinquish dignity.†   (source)
  • "Right," he said, and then I grabbed the sword's tip and tugged, but Ben refused to relinquish it.†   (source)
  • But after all is said and done, I'll be obliged to let you have your way, since I don't want people saying later on that Anne Frank failed her exams because Mr. Dussel refused to relinquish his table!†   (source)
  • I pretty much relinquished control to him the moment he walked through the front door.†   (source)
  • "Let it go!" says Beetee, throwing up his hands, relinquishing the broadcast back to the Capitol.†   (source)
  • Indeed, Woodall refused to relinquish leadership of the expedition or make any kind of compromise, even after he received a letter from President Mandela appealing for reconciliation as a matter of national interest.†   (source)
  • An LEP officer never relinquishes his weapon.†   (source)
  • She relinquishes my arm and lifts my chin.†   (source)
  • Eragon hesitated, reluctant to relinquish the weapon for even a moment, then nodded.†   (source)
  • We stood on the bank of the Kwenge listing the things we'll have to abandon or relinquish.†   (source)
  • He is offered a bargain by the devil (he relinquishes his soul, in the form of spiritual autonomy, in exchange for the freedom awarded for undergoing aversion therapy).†   (source)
  • The wealth attained by Kroc's secretary vastly exceeded that of the McDonald brothers, who relinquished their claim to 0.†   (source)
  • Mom and Dad were intrigued with the idea of it, but I could tell neither one of them really wanted to relinquish me to New York City or go into hock so that I could maybe become a cellist for some second-rate small-town orchestra.†   (source)
  • Margaret Kochamma's tiny, ordered life relinquished itself to this truly baroque bedlam with the quiet gasp of a warm body entering a chilly sea.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Obviously he still could not avoid relinquishing his waiting duties in the dining room, but otherwise the trolley enabled him to accomplish a surprising amount.†   (source)
  • Although spring was surely just around the corner, the god of winter was not about to relinquish its hard-won dominion without a tussle.†   (source)
  • He relinquishes Anna from his grasp and takes a step towards me.†   (source)
  • You are so unwilling to relinquish your comfort that your selfishness drains you of humanity!†   (source)
  • I could see the little cogs going in his head as he tried to figure out how he could grab the new stick without relinquishing the old one.†   (source)
  • And the art of printing was, not least, one of the factors that forced the Church to relinquish its former position as sole disseminator of knowledge.†   (source)
  • None of them wanted—not then—the grape's easy relinquishing of all its dark juice.†   (source)
  • "Now you decide to show up," Jordan muttered, though the three of them were only too happy to relinquish the job of carrying Felix to three grown men; Dan's roommate had put on some serious muscle weight, and each moment they spent trying to haul him out of the basement was another chance for the warden to sink his hooks back into Dan.†   (source)
  • The Voice had never relinquished control while they were on the island.†   (source)
  • The detective leaned the gun against the wall, relinquishing it, although he felt certain it was the weapon that had killed the Clutter family.†   (source)
  • You had to relinquish the trappings of humanity-your shoes, your suit and tie-and bend over to be strip-searched, probed with a rubber glove by one of the guards.†   (source)
  • Blackie grunts, takes one last swallow, and relinquishes the jug to Grady.†   (source)
  • And how do you feel about relinquishing your world news to watch a bunch of men play baseball?†   (source)
  • The girl relinquished the front of the room to him immediately.†   (source)
  • Several who were talking together in the vicinity relinquished their conversation to listen to the two.†   (source)
  • They carried water in the skins of hogs or in canvas bags made waterproof with candelilla wax and fitted with cowhorn spigots and some had women and children with them and they would shoulder the packanimals off into the brush and relinquish the road to the caballeros and the riders would wish them a good day and they would smile and nod until they passed.†   (source)
  • I vowed that I would never relinquish my sense of self again, to anything or anyone.†   (source)
  • Lately I'd even started speeding up the meetings I chaired at the Communist Youth Party, and I'd even been considering relinquishing some of my responsibilities.†   (source)
  • But Janjungpa, not willing to relinquish his fantasy of a climbing school of his own, had contacted the local police, and told them the one thing certain to arouse suspicion about an outsider in this sensitive border region.†   (source)
  • He had said nothing since they had relinquished the daylight.†   (source)
  • She was wearing a green dress (later Rosa would argue that it was red, red with black polka dots, but Litvinoff refused to relinquish the memory of a sleeveless emerald chiffon).†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • John refused to relinquish his coat and continued swallowing water for his trouble.†   (source)
  • I note that Mrs. Kato, who was born in Japan, returned to that country and it would seem evident that she has accordingly relinquished any claim to Canadian domicile which she might previously have acquired.†   (source)
  • For, confused as I was, I was certain someone else had come between us, someone who was battling him decisively, forcing him to relinquish his hold.†   (source)
  • He was the first to declare in public that only a military coup could halt the advance of Marxism because people who had anxiously waited fifty years to be in power would not relinquish it because there was a chicken shortage.†   (source)
  • There were no miracles; prayers went unanswered, and misfortune tramped with equal brutality on the virtuous and the corrupt; and the chaplain, who had conscience and character, would have yielded to reason and relinquished his belief in the God of his fathers — would truly have resigned both his calling and his commission and taken his chances as a private in the infantry or field artillery, or even, perhaps, as a corporal in the paratroopers — had it not been for such successive…†   (source)
  • And I'm afraid if I relinquish any control ….†   (source)
  • But once you relinquish money altogether, it ceases to have any relevance.†   (source)
  • Which meant that Sonja had to relinquish the copy she had too.†   (source)
  • By September, given the realities of the war, Adams had relinquished his earlier misgivings over a military connection with France, but when the Plan of Treaties was taken up in debate on the floor and motions were made to insert what he called "articles of entangling alliance," he fought them tooth and nail, and with success.†   (source)
  • I could have held him forever, but the small group of nurses insisted I relinquish my son to their care.†   (source)
  • Joe didn't relinquish the bill.†   (source)
  • Hrothgar went back to his high, carved chair, relinquishing the bowl to the noblest of his thanes, and sat like an old man listening inside his mind to the voices of his childhood.†   (source)
  • The Mede laughed and relinquished her hands.†   (source)
  • There is no greater shame than having to relinquish one's charge.†   (source)
  • It was a lead we would never relinquish.†   (source)
  • Harwood Stout bowed stiffly and relinquished his hall without a word.†   (source)
  • The seat reserved for Galt was the place of honor in the center of the long table, with Mr. Thompson waiting for him at his right and the muscular man slipping skillfully into the seat at his left, not relinquishing his arm or the pressure of the muzzle.†   (source)
  • But though the cadets of fourth battalion would disappear into the shadows, they would not relinquish their roles as spectators, as rabid fans of the new barracks sport of suicide.†   (source)
  • Felicity tries to steal a peek at Ann's letter but she won't relinquish it just yet.†   (source)
  • For once, I want to relinquish control.†   (source)
  • It struck her how a man could seem to gain a little bit of magic or grace or virtue with every woman he was with, but that a woman-though she said maybe she should be fair and just speak for herself-relinquished something each time, even if it ended mutually and well.†   (source)
  • The very sky had relinquished a third of its volume to the thrones of rock and ice, and though the massif was half a day in the distance, it rose so high that Alessandro and Rafi felt as if they were standing within arm's reach of a tall garden wall.†   (source)
  • All authorities, except those the States explicitly relinquished to the Union, remain fully with the States.†   (source)
  • The challenge dragged on between the two remaining tribes for many more minutes, neither willing to relinquish superiority in the eyes of their deity.†   (source)
  • The British had to relinquish leadership in the area of secret intelligence operations for reasons that were as clear as they were' unpalatable to London: the Occidental could never fully understand the peculiar subtleties of the Oriental mind, and these were not the times to render misleading or poorly evaluated information.†   (source)
  • Then the villagers relinquished their real gifts to me— their sons.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But KATE is moveless, until VINEY starts to take the baby; KATE looks down at her before relinquishing her.†   (source)
  • But I refused to relinquish my grip.†   (source)
  • Now she'd relinquished her leadership and all its implied responsibility, much of her keyed-up tension ebbed away.†   (source)
  • Similarly Leamas, without relinquishing the power of invention, identified himself with what he had invented.†   (source)
  • …to that pressure, clasped over his right ear and cheek, over the whole side of the head, and drew Rufus' head quietly and strongly against the sharp cloth that covered his father's body, through which Rufus could feel the breathing ribs; then relinquished him, and Rufus sat upright, while the hand lay strongly on his shoulder, and he saw that his father's eyes had become still more clear and grave and that the deep lines around his mouth were satisfied; and looked up at what his father…†   (source)
  • As they approached more populous districts there were always one or two men waiting to look through the periscope as soon as the officers relinquished it.†   (source)
  • My father had been a headman once, a person of consequence in our village: I had lived to see him relinquish this importance, but the alteration was so slow that we hardly knew when it came.†   (source)
  • Comparative peace returned to Washington as Stanton relinquished his office and Johnson served out the rest of his term, later—unlike his Republican defenders—to return triumphantly to the Senate as Senator from Tennessee.†   (source)
  • Relinquishing the bowl, she looked down at the pointed face on the pillow.†   (source)
  • I'll relinquish title and let a court throw it up for grabs.†   (source)
  • None of it flung down, no, but deposited gently and with feeling, with decorum, upon the dusty edges of the road, as if a whole city had walked here with hands full, at which time a great bronze trumpet had sounded, the articles had been relinquished to the quiet dust, and one and all, the inhabitants of the earth had fled straight up into the blue heavens.†   (source)
  • "Ron was great," said Tonks warmly, relinquishing her hold on Lupin.†   (source)
  • The Black Thing does not relinquish its victims willingly.†   (source)
  • I haven't yet relinquished all hope that we may also intervene in their world.†   (source)
  • Then Griphook relinquished him, clapped his hands together, and said, "So.†   (source)
  • It relinquished its grip with a sickly sucking sound.†   (source)
  • The man relinquished Harry at once with a howl of pain.†   (source)
  • It was difficult to relinquish Cadoc after crossing half of Alagaesia-and outracing Urgals-on him.†   (source)
  • I have not, and will relinquish it without regret when my time comes.†   (source)
  • I've relinquished—or been relieved of—my seat at the Hall family table.†   (source)
  • It told of Gerand, the greatest warrior of his time, who relinquished his sword for a wife and farm.†   (source)
  • But some of the dead could not relinquish their hold on the past.†   (source)
  • No, I do not think the others would approve if I relinquished him to you.†   (source)
  • Reluctantly, Cuchulain stood aside and relinquished the field.†   (source)
  • On September 30, Adams relinquished the final say to Washington.†   (source)
  • "Why did Brom relinquish the leadership?" asked Eragon.†   (source)
  • They would force Wulfgar to relinquish his claim, or they would kill him at once.†   (source)
  • But if I wanted a future with my family—with Liam—then I had to relinquish my control.†   (source)
  • She relinquishes it and shudders as if she's trying to expel the taste from her mouth.†   (source)
  • I built the Black Dragon and went to Paralon to demand that Archibald relinquish the throne.†   (source)
  • For a while he cleared a few dollars more than the disability payments, which he relinquished.†   (source)
  • And he regretted that Katrina had been forced to relinquish her only family for him.†   (source)
  • I am loath to relinquish Amber's sky," said Random, whatever that meant, and I grunted back at him.†   (source)
  • Whatever he hunts, I know he'd willingly relinquish it for quarry such as two of his brotbers.†   (source)
  • Vittoria did not relinquish the page.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Taliban have announced that they won't relinquish bin Laden because he is a mehman, a guest, who has found sanctuary in Afghanistan and it is against the Pashtunwali code of ethics to turn over a guest.†   (source)
  • In his haste, he did not relinquish his grip on the toolbox as he sprinted to the bottom of Himmel Street, took a few side roads, and entered the trees.†   (source)
  • With Fache on the way, Collet had already relinquished any hopes of claiming personal credit for finding Langdon tonight.†   (source)
  • It was a move that disturbed my grandmother, because we Wheelwrights had been in the Congregational Church ever since we got over being Puritans ("ever since we almost got over being Puritans," my grandmother used to say, because—in her opinion—Puritanism had never entirely relinquished its hold on us Wheelwrights).†   (source)
  • On the altar, Robert Langdon switched off the television, took Vittoria's hand, and relinquished the altar.†   (source)
  • "There's certainly some allure to the idea of a fresh start; but how could I relinquish my memories of home, of my sister, of my school years."†   (source)
  • Such names were taken by these women upon 305 their entry into a connection with the household of a specific Commander, and relinquished by them upon leaving it.†   (source)
  • When I suggested to her that I was probably the closest thing to an alpha dog we were going to find in our home, she gladly relinquished her brief title as master and commander and vowed to never show her face in public again.†   (source)
  • As it happened, Butler never had time to finish his expletive, because he wisely chose that moment to relinquish his grip.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the aggregate experience of Time is a constant and thus for our children to establish such vivid impressions of this particular June, we must relinquish our claims upon it.†   (source)
  • And since the 'upper classes' do not voluntarily relinquish their power, change can only come about through revolution.†   (source)
  • The goblin astride him, Harry dived and caught it, and although he could feel it scalding his flesh he did not relinquish it, even while countless Hufflepuff cups burst from his fist, raining down upon him as the entrance of the vault opened up again and he found himself sliding uncontrollably on an expanding ava-lanche of fiery gold and silver that bore him, Ron, Hermione into the outer chamber.†   (source)
  • But Harry could imagine how much Umbridge was enjoying holding the threat of no Gryffindor Quidditch team over their heads and could easily understand why she would not want to relinquish that weapon over them too soon.†   (source)
  • Shades, however, relinquish that control in their search for greater power and allow their bodies to be controlledby spirits.†   (source)
  • For a moment, it seemed Dumbledore had won, but then the fiery rope became a serpent, which relinquished its hold on Voldemort at once and turned, hissing furiously, to face Dumbledore.†   (source)
  • Harry fell to his knees, relinquished Dobby's hand, and attempted to lower Griphook gently to the ground.†   (source)
  • His hunt for the Ra'zac had been one of his last ties to his life in Palancar Valley, and he was loath to relinquish that bond, gruesome as it was.†   (source)
  • The only control she had over the situation was self-control, and she was not about to relinquish it for the dubious pleasure of indulging her doubts, fears, and regrets.†   (source)
  • He sometimes fell asleep before he got drunk; sometimes spent whole days looking at the river and the sky; and more and more he relinquished the military habits of cleanliness in his shack.†   (source)
  • When I was reborn, the High King declared that I had left the mortal world behind and must therefore relinquish a part of my mortal identity.†   (source)
  • Rowan shall not seek revenge upon the witches who, in turn, relinquish any and all claims regarding the contract known as 'Bram's Oath.'†   (source)
  • There were the trivial things: losing chocolate practically qualified as cruel and unusual punishment; I couldn't sacrifice my contact lenses; I'd sooner die than relinquish the Ouidad Climate Control gel that kept my hair from becoming a frizzy rat's nest.†   (source)
  • War Relic displayed cherubic behavior, grabbed the lead out of the gate, and never relinquished it, winning with consummate ease.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I never relinquished command.†   (source)
  • I hadn't done so myself the week earlier, when it was the officers who visited exclusively (and still did, in the late evenings now, sometimes for the entire night), and though I was publicly saying to my fellows that I still would, I could not yet remove from my thoughts how Corporal Endo had offered to give me his ticket, how desperately he had wanted to relinquish his turn.†   (source)
  • When we handed in our report and returned the borrowed suitcases, ties and suits to the ministry, Wang Zicheng's deputy also asked us to relinquish any living allowance we'd been given.†   (source)
  • I can't relinquish my treasured jeans.†   (source)
  • Once and for all-she thought, clutching the wheel as if it were the enemy not to be relinquished, her words like separate explosions with a trail of fire in her mind to link them-once and for all …. to meet the destroyer face to face …. to learn who he is and where he goes to vanish …. not the motor …. he is not to carry the motor away into the darkness of his monstrously closed unknown …. he is not to escape, this time…… A band of light was rising in the east and it seemed to come…†   (source)
  • That is the problem I cannot resolve, the question I cannot answer, the hope I cannot relinquish, and the risk I must take.†   (source)
  • Eragon had expected Rhunon to relinquish her hold on his body after they had forged, hardened, and tempered the blade, but to his surprise, she remained in his mind and continued to control his limbs.†   (source)
  • Since the smaller States depend on union for their safety and welfare, they should readily renounce a pretension that, if not relinquished, would be fatal to that union.†   (source)
  • When SSW-89-58 relinquishes control of the handler and what he's done is discovered, he is punished severely.†   (source)
  • But at the urging of Edward Rutledge, who told Adams that only he had the facts at his command, Adams relinquished and gave the speech a second time "in as concise a manner as Icould, 'til at length the New Jersey gentlemen said they were fully satisfied and ready for the question.†   (source)
  • The truce between Caer-Dineval and Caer-Konig had only lasted until the first time one of Caer-Dineval's boats landed a valuable and rare five-footer, on the stretch of Lac Dinneshere that Caer-Konig had relinquished to her as compensation for the waters she had lost to Easthaven's expanding fleet.†   (source)
  • Eragon liked Orik, but to subordinate himself to the dwarf's authority when so much was at stake would be to relinquish even more of his freedom, a prospect he loathed.†   (source)
  • The eagle was in command of the forces that can put you in thrall enough for you to forget and relinquish life; the birds were the life that, despite its weakness and vulnerability, or perhaps because of it, rose above the perfections arrayed against it.†   (source)
  • I want to hold onto it, keep it in front of me just a little longer, but it's not an option, so I relinquish it to her.†   (source)
  • I don't know, but I think it is appropriate for me to decide how to die: not to take control that I will immediately relinquish, but to unify my life, to give it an artful shape, to affirm at the last that everything is not merely haphazard, to honor what I believe, and, perhaps for one last time, even should it mean nothing, to express my love.†   (source)
  • That is all…… Relinquish this quest of yours-it will only bring you heartache-and find someone your own age to spend the long years with.†   (source)
  • And along with his freedom, he would also be relinquishing part of his responsibility for the fate of Alagaesia.†   (source)
  • Roran knew that mere reason could not persuade anyone to leave; it would require messianic zeal to stir people's emotions, to make them feel in the depths of their hearts the need to relinquish the trappings of their identities and lives.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We know she used to hear voices, and we assume--it's all very complicated really, but one can express it simply without altogether distorting the matter--we assume she has relinquished her hold on external reality out of preference for the actuality of her voices, if you see the distinction.†   (source)
  • The cards were so very cold on my fingertips that I put them down again, though with a certain sense of reluctance at having to relinquish their touch.†   (source)
  • …dressed, elegant, huge and dangerous and beautiful (to Ben's child-eyes) and fearsome beside that gentleness and softness; but he stretched out his hand toward her as if timidly and touched her shoulder, looking over her head into the mirror at her, and after an instant she turned her head, gracefully, bending forward slightly, the way a blooded mare would turn its head to a groomsman's touch, relinquishing nothing, though submissive, and she brushed his hand with the side of her face.†   (source)
  • ANNIE turns; and KATE, facing HELEN in her direction by the shoulders, holds her back, holds her back, and then relinquishes her.†   (source)
  • There is still enough for nine days, I thought, not with comfort but with desolation, and hatred came welling up again for her who had deprived me of the grain, and contempt for myself who had relinquished it.†   (source)
  • When the water grew sluggish, relinquished its swiftness, rested against the marshes, and waited for the moon to assert its power again, then the people would appear with their shrimp and poles.†   (source)
  • He relinquished the command to his executive, and ordered the loud hailer to be tested and made ready.†   (source)
  • Looking at her, it seemed to me that almost overnight she had changed; she had been tender and modest and obedient, now she had relinquished every one of these qualities; it was difficult to believe she had ever been their possessor.†   (source)
  • By this time, I had relinquished the principalship to Mrs. Brown and the figure-shuifiers at the county office had discovered that Mrs. Brown was incapable of shuffling figures to their satisfaction.†   (source)
  • Uncontrollable swooning and relinquishment of all self-respect activated.†   (source)
  • So what I took as a yes from him was in actuality more of a quiet surrender, not so much an acceptance as an act of relinquishment by one too weary to decide, and far too tired to believe.†   (source)
  • This has been represented as both an implied relinquishment of those debts and a wicked way to protect public defaulters.†   (source)
  • If Gerald once got on the subject of war and secession, it would be hours before he relinquished it.†   (source)
  • And he relinquished the proposal to the family.†   (source)
  • But there was no reply, not even a sign, and the gaze on him did not relinquish its clutch.†   (source)
  • He relinquished his wife's hand and allowed himself to be led unwillingly into the afternoon sun.†   (source)
  • We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the excellent hock was relinquishing its hold.†   (source)
  • The closeness of her body was too rare to be relinquished so soon.†   (source)
  • Now I will relinquish; now I will let loose.†   (source)
  • She alone, in fact, of all the Pentlands was willing to relinquish the little moated castle of home; the particular secrecy and privacy of their walls she alone did not seem to value greatly.†   (source)
  • First of all, therefore, there is the vulgar, common-sense moral drawn by the Fool: "Don't relinquish power, don't give away your lands."†   (source)
  • Everyone had his own idea on that subject and was loath to relinquish it, just as everyone had ideas about the color and cut of the uniforms.†   (source)
  • Not of exhaustion, but surrender, as though he had given over and relinquished completely that grip upon that blending of pride and hope and vanity and fear, that strength to cling to either defeat. or victory, which is the I-Am, and the relinquishment of which is usually death.†   (source)
  • That a number of children quite adequately died did not make them relinquish their comic epic.†   (source)
  • Wolf Larsen nodded approval and relinquished the wheel to me.†   (source)
  • At the same time, the natural coquetry of her nature would not permit her to relinquish him.†   (source)
  • He had relinquished his marriage with Christine Daae.†   (source)
  • "I don't dare go out," said Anne, in the tone of a martyr relinquishing all earthly joys.†   (source)
  • It had been too easily gained, and could be relinquished too easily.†   (source)
  • She relinquished herself to him, but it was a sacrifice in which she felt something of horror.†   (source)
  • STEPHEN [hastily relinquishing the chain] Have I done anything to annoy you, mother?†   (source)
  • Having grown tired, apparently, of the task, she relinquished the oar to me.†   (source)
  • He had relinquished everything above the surface of the earth.†   (source)
  • She uttered a forced little laugh as she relinquished his quickly.†   (source)
  • I was grievously disappointed, but I promised to relinquish my project.†   (source)
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