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  • v  formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    She abjured her beliefs

  • David said it is brutal and unholy that we do not abjure torture and still use it as a means for digging out information.
  • The Environment Minister said that let us abjure pettiness and come out with a plan that will save this planet.
  • Both once abjured the bottle, both now hit the bottle like drunken sots.

  • P Chidambaram in AFP
    As long as they don't abjure or give up violence, security forces will confront them,Chidambaram said. "There will be engagements. That violence is simply unacceptable in a democracy."
  • Manmohan Singh in The News - International
    I would like to reiterate that the doors for dialogue are open to all disaffected groups, including ULFA, who are willing to abjure violence,Singh told reporters after reviewing security in the remote state.
  • AK Antony in Outlook
    What we are asking them is to abjure violence,Antony said replying to queries if talks with the Naxals should be unconditional.

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