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Sample sentences for the GRE study word relinquish

relinquish can be used as a verb

1.You might relinquish that scheme.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.He was therefore forced to relinquish his plan. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.I would not so soon relinquish the attempt to reconquer it. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.One thing was manifest to both of us, and that was, that until relief came, neither of us could relinquish the fire. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
5.throat with one hand and the legs with the other, and although the dragon which served him as a tail bit him severely, he did not relinquish his grasp. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
6.In the confusion of the plaza she mixed me with the other children, whose guardians during the journey were now free to relinquish their responsibility. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
7.They soon relinquish this turbulence though, and when about three-fourths grown, break up, and separately go about in quest of settlements, that is, harems. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
8.Impressed with this idea I was about to relinquish my hold and give up the ghost with a good grace, when I was arrested by the cry of the Angel, who bade me hold on. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
9.The hero succeeded in delivering Theseus, but when he endeavoured to liberate Pirithus, the earth shook so violently beneath him that he was compelled to relinquish his task. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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