You canvassed a lot of great filmmakers in Seduced and abandoned, including Roman Polanski.
“I wanted to know what it feels like to be abandoned,” McMillan said.
The smell from the guns was everywhere inside the abandoned cannery.
He abandoned the effort when few of his readers followed through with it.
I'm scared for all my girlfriends out here who are hooked on dope and living in abandoned houses with no protection.
All this has been said already, has been gone into, and fire at command has been abandoned.
Almost always these abandoned children are the offspring of vice.
Ben Smart had not been taken, and the pursuers had abandoned the chase.
You are right, I have abandoned worldly ambitions—most of them.
Hereford and Norfolk abandoned active in favour of passive hostility.
"self-devoted" to some purpose (usually evil), late 14c., past participle adjective from abandon (v.).
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.