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renounce
used in The Fountainhead

15 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)
  • It's not all fighting and renunciation.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (36% in)
  • What have I ever renounced?
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (36% in)
  • Oh, you'll never renounce anything!
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (36% in)
  • But it's what you've renounced by never wanting it.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (37% in)
  • This is the time for every man to renounce the thoughts of his petty little problems, of gain, of comfort, of self-gratification.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (65% in)
  • When consulted on love affairs, Toohey counseled surrender, if it concerned a romance with a charming little pushover, good for a few drunken parties—"let us be modern"; and renunciation, if it concerned a deep, emotional passion—"let us be grownup."
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (59% in)
  • That thing—a man can't renounce it—but I want to renounce it—so that it will be yours—so that it will be in your service—only for you.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (57% in)
  • That thing—a man can't renounce it—but I want to renounce it—so that it will be yours—so that it will be in your service—only for you.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (57% in)
  • Under all the complications of verbiage, haven't they all had a single leitmotif: sacrifice, renunciation, self-denial?
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (57% in)
  • The city read, chuckling, the statement of Wynand's renunciation.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (1% in)
  • There is a kind of dignity in a renunciation of dignity openly admitted.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (19% in)
  • It had left on all a single mark in common: on lips smiling with malice, on lips loose with renunciation, on lips tight with uncertain dignity—on all—the mark of suffering.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (8% in)
  • This country was not based on selfless service, sacrifice, renunciation or any precept of altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (78% in)
  • A face that held no pain of renunciation, but the stamp of the next step, when even pain is renounced.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (67% in)
  • A face that held no pain of renunciation, but the stamp of the next step, when even pain is renounced.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (67% in)

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