give up

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  • He lay for three days between the lines having been given up for dead.
  • The two arrived home together, both had been long given up for dead.
  • After three years he gave up the idea of becoming a professional football player.
  • After them the title of king seems to have been given up.
  • A poor performance on the test almost always means giving up on that goal.
  • Officers had been giving up after working days straight with little or no support.
  • It was expected that a woman give up a good job when she married.
  • Sometimes after a big storm it gives up its dead as the sea does. Cited from A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari, by Frederick Cornell
  • When the child is born, the woman gives up the child as agreed.
  • When she can't find him she gives up looking and goes home.
  • The following year he also had to give up the leadership of the party.
  • It was said his wife and family there never had given up hope for his return.
  • She gave up her teaching career and began to write full-time.
  • But when a father gives up a boy, a mother does not. Cited from Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations, by Dwight L. Moody
  • What information he did give up was of limited interest only.
  • Man gives up a fear with as much difficulty as he does a hope. Cited from German Classics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol. IX, Ed. by Francke
  • The bus line was not a success and was given up within one year.
  • At the point of giving up, he asked his wife for ideas.
  • Every public school boy is serving, and one in every six gives up his life. Cited from Mr. Punch's History of the Great War, by Punch
  • A lot of others give up before they even get going.
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