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Sample sentences for the GRE study word abdicate

abdicate can be used as a verb

1.To abdicate with the object of reigning seems to be the device of monasticism. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.But the old king, who had never expected that Jason would return alive, basely refused to fulfil his part of the compact, and declined to abdicate the throne. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.But the bourgeois of the epoch of la Minerve estimated so highly that poor de, that they thought themselves bound to abdicate it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4."He abdicated at Fontainebleau in , and was sent to the Island of Elba. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.His former services were all forgotten, and, finding at length that dissensions and revolts were rife, he voluntarily abdicated the throne, and retired to his estates in the island of Scyros. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
6.Happy is he who, when the hour strikes, takes a heroic resolve, and abdicates like Sylla or Origenes.. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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