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  • And yet did the things the years had made one ever really abdicate? Cited from The Visioning, by Susan Glaspell
  • The king abdicated the following month rather than risk an all-out civil war.
  • There was really no reason why he should abdicate the little that was his own. Cited from Joyce of the North Woods, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • Would it not be better to abdicate at once, rather than rule such a people? Cited from Egmont, by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • In the house, he might abdicate his authority to his heart's content. Cited from Heart and Science, by Wilkie Collins
  • The King has abdicated because the people would not do what he desired. Cited from Master Olof, by August Strindberg
  • This was his last great failure, before abdicating all his early liberal principles. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 71, September, 1863, by Various
  • Thus he entered and abdicated his office on the same day, the last of October. Cited from Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II, by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  • They feel that the men are standing on their natural rights, which they could not abdicate if they would. Cited from Through the Eye of the Needle, W. D. Howells
  • When he abdicated later the same year, however, he retained ownership of them.
  • He became Crown Prince and became emperor on the same day that his father abdicated.
  • If I abdicate to-day, in two days' time you will no longer have an army. Cited from Memoirs of Napoleon, V14, by Bourrienne
  • It may put an end to its own existence or abdicate. Cited from A Leap in the Dark, by A.V. Dicey
  • But William had already made up his mind to abdicate, rather than reign under the new conditions. Cited from History of Holland, by George Edmundson
  • Before three months had passed I wanted to abdicate the worst way. Cited from Captain Scraggs, by Peter B. Kyne
  • But the sequel proved that he did not abdicate his position too early. Cited from A Walk from London to John O'Groat's, by Elihu Burritt
  • Alternatively he is said to have abdicated of free will since he became ill.
  • Three years later, he induced the boy emperor to abdicate in his favour.
  • Must I abdicate my authority when most I need it? Cited from Emile, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • A sovereign never knows what an easy income is till he has abdicated. Cited from The Infernal Marriage, by Benjamin Disraeli
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Words starting with abdicate

Meaning of abdicate

  • verb Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
    The King abdicated when he married a divorcee