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His mother abandoned him when he was five days old.
I’m sorry I abandoned you like that.
Most of the villagers have abandoned their homes and fled.
The coastal settlements were abandoned in the 19th century.
The stolen car was abandoned only five miles away.
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.
She abandoned caution and began scrambling down the cliff.
By 1978, they had abandoned all pretence of democratic principles.
Hardy felt that he had been abandoned by all his followers.
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.