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Sample sentences for the GRE study word abnegation

abnegation can be used as a noun

1.Why more abnegation than jealousy, less envy than equanimit. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
2.Why so soft, so submissive and yielding Why is there so much negation and abnegation in your hearts Why is there so little fate in your look. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
3.The first is the more perfect realization of our own present life the second, the abnegation of it the one, limited by experience, the other, transcending it. - from The Republic by Plato
4.No previous English version exhibited such abnegation of the translator's own tastes and habits of thought, such reverent desire to present the original in its purest form. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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