- Expediency often involves the abandonment of war's more high-sounding objectives.
- He was rejected and outcast, and like Job, accepted his suffering and abandonment.
- With the economic collapse came the abandonment of hundreds of businesses by their owners.
- The meeting may be the only National Hunt racing in Britain this weekend, with abandonments likely elsewhere due to the weather.
- More conservative critics found the root of his decline in his abandonment of religious faith.