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ri nuhn see ay shuhn

  • n  rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
  • n  the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
  • n  an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
  • n  the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

  • LYNDON JOHNSON'S renunciation of a second term as President dumfounded all but a score of relatives and top aides, who suspected that it might be coming.
  • LYNDON JOHNSON'S renunciation of a second term as President dumfounded all but a score of relatives and top aides, who suspected that it might be coming.
  • He brought home from Moscow two red-bound leather volumes containing a renunciation-of-force treaty between West Germany and the Soviet Union that he and Soviet Foreign Minister .
Quotes

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in Boston Globe (registration)
    The surprisingly hawkish Sarkozy, warning of Iran, told the United Nations last week that "weakness and renunciation do not lead to peace. They lead to war."
  • Conrad Black in International Herald Tribune
    I will not re-enact the French Revolutionary renunciation of the rights of the nobility,Black said when asked about his use of the corporate jet for a vacation on the South Pacific island of Bora Bora.
  • Dmitry Medvedev in Calgary Herald
    But our insistent proposals to the Georgian side to reach an agreement with Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the renunciation of force remained unanswered. Unfortunately, they were ignored also by NATO and the UN,Medvedev said.

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