The only other alternatives are either for the priest to abandon the priesthood or for the relationship to carry on in secret.
The stock market is not going to push Republicans to abandon their rigid no-revenue approach to resolving the sequester.
Does that mean that we can expect Jews to abandon the president and his party in significant numbers in 2012?
Pundits are pointing to the Republicans' capture of Anthony Weiner's seat as a sign that Jews will abandon the Democrats in 2012.
Do we abandon David Copperfield or Great Expectations and grow up to live in the novels of Anthony Trollope?
If I were a man, I should like to abandon a false scent as soon as possible.'
It seemed to her heart-breaking that Martin must be forced to abandon the only things for which he cared.
Unless we help them they must abandon their homes, their all.
It was about the 24th or 25th of January, that they resolved to abandon the ship.
Will Phelps advanced as if he was about to open the door, but a silent gesture from Hawley caused him to abandon the project.
late 14c., "to give up, surrender (oneself or something), give over utterly; to yield (oneself) utterly (to religion, fornication, etc.)," from Old French abandoner (12c.), from adverbial phrase à bandon "at will, at discretion," from à "at, to" (see ad-) + bandon "power, jurisdiction," from Latin bannum, "proclamation," from a Frankish word related to ban (v.).
Mettre sa forest à bandon was a feudal law phrase in the 13th cent. = mettre sa forêt à permission, i.e. to open it freely to any one for pasture or to cut wood in; hence the later sense of giving up one's rights for a time, letting go, leaving, abandoning. [Auguste Brachet, "An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language," transl. G.W. Kitchin, Oxford, 1878]Etymologically, the word carries a sense of "put someone under someone else's control." Meaning "to give up absolutely" is from late 14c. Related: Abandoned; abandoning.
"a letting loose, surrender to natural impulses," 1822, from a sense in French abandon (see abandon (v.). Borrowed earlier (c.1400) from French in a sense "(someone's) control;" and cf. Middle English adverbial phrase at abandon, i.e. "recklessly," attested from late 14c.