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His mother abandoned him when he was five days old.
Most of the villagers have abandoned their homes and fled.
The coastal settlements were abandoned in the 19th century.
After 20 lessons I finally abandoned my attempt to learn to drive.
The game had to be abandoned because of rain.
George almost persuaded me to abandon my studies and join him.
Despite current problems, they have not abandoned their commitment to the peace process.
By this time, the steady state theory of the universe had been largely abandoned.
The family had abandoned all hope of finding him alive.
This is the British English definition of abandon. View American English definition of abandon.
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