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abandonment

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  • The term abandonment has a multitude of uses, legal and extra-legal. Abandonment in law, is the relinquishment or renunciation of an interest, claim, privilege, possession or right, especially with the intent of never again resuming or. — “Abandonment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Child abandonment is the practice of relinquishing interests and claims over one's offspring with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting it. Causes include many social and Historically, many cultures practice abandonment of infants, called "exposure. — “Child abandonment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Abandoned child syndrome is a behavioral or psychological condition that results from the loss of one or both parents. Abandonment may be physical (the parent is not present in the child's life) or emotional (the parent withholds affection, nurturing, or stimulation). — “Abandoned child syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Mercedes screamed, cried, laughed, and manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria. — “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
  • And yet with all this, that abandonment of heart and brain, and deep sympathy with every domestic thought that characterized old days, was somehow or other wanting. — “Sybil” by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Thus, while contemplating the misfortune which threatened her and the abandonment in which she was left, she broke out into sobs and tears. — “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
  • And now behold–anticipation and uncertainty and remorse at the abandonment of the old life–all was ending, and the new was beginning. — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
  • At my side, Sure suffering is her portion; but apart, It might be she would somewhere comfort find." Thus with himself debating o'er and o'er, The Prince resolves abandonment were best. "For how," saith he, "should any in the wood Harm her, so radiant in her grace, so good, So noble, virtuous, faithful, famous, pure?" Thus mused his miserable mind, seduced By Kali's cursed mischiefs to betray His sleeping wife. — “Ramayana” by Valmiki
  • The burning of Smolensk and its abandonment made an epoch in his life. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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