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renounce
used in Anna Karenina

8 uses
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Definition
to formally reject, give up, or turn away from

(as in to give up the power of a monarch, to change belief, behavior, support, or association)
  • This lovely spring roused Levin still more, and strengthened him in his resolution of renouncing all his past and building up his lonely life firmly and independently.
    Part Two (29% in)
  • One was the renunciation of his old life, of his utterly useless education.
    Part Three (34% in)
  • This renunciation gave him satisfaction, and was easy and simple.
    Part Three (34% in)
  • She knew that the support of religion was possible only upon condition of renouncing what made up for her the whole meaning of life.
    Part Three (45% in)
  • That now, having expiated his sin against the husband, he was bound to renounce her, and never in future to stand between her with her repentance and her husband, he had firmly decided in his heart; but he could not tear out of his heart his regret at the loss of her love, he could not erase from his memory those moments of happiness that he had so little prized at the time, and that haunted him in all their charm.
    Part Four (98% in)
  • The picture of his wife not letting him go was so pleasant that he was ready to renounce the delights of looking upon bears forever.
    Part Five (6% in)
  • She thought of them on the one day of their triumph, when they had stood like Kitty under the wedding crown, with love and hope and dread in their hearts, renouncing the past, and stepping forward into the mysterious future.
    Part Five (17% in)
  • ...with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures—this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.
    Part Five (26% in)

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