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The people responsible for governing this country have abnegated their duties and stewardship, and as a consequence we are freewheeling towards Armageddon.
Worse, networks that abnegated their responsibilities in the past are now proudly doing so again.
Sarcastic and condemnatory, his father--like their hometown, congealed in time--cannot forgive his son for seeking the freedom he abnegated for himself.
Hadn't all our relatives abnegated their sexual ambitions in the interest of stability, gardening, dinner, career?
Each one of these examples draws upon broader coalitions under insurmountable resistance to produce social transformation and entertainment at a micro-level, something from which big-budget theater has, for the most part, abnegated itself in the United States.
This meant that he abnegated the compromises and mixed-up conventions of ordinary life.