Part of speech: noun

The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; a giving up; yielding ( of oneself).

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Usage examples "abandonment":

  1. They much desired to obtain Sluy's, but they would not listen to the abandonment of Ostend. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  2. His strong frame was beginning to fill out, what with the abandonment of training for a year. - "The Readjustment", Will Irwin.
  3. He gathered her in his arms and kissed her again and again fiercely, but not with the abandonment which had frightened her before, and her heart turned heavy within her and she knew she loved him. - "Beggars on Horseback", F. Tennyson Jesse.