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used in The Fountainhead

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to renounce or reject
The exact meaning of abnegate can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "to abnegate his responsibilities as a father" — to reject or ignore a duty
  • "to practice self-abnegation" — to deny oneself (voluntarily give something up such as a luxury)
  • "to abnegate her faith" — to reject a belief
  • "to abnegate her legal rights" — to give up a claim, title, or position of power
  • But one doesn't abnegate by keeping one's self pure and proud of its own purity.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (51% in)
  • Self-abnegation?
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (51% in)

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