He grew emotional as he dramatically took a folded letter out of his pocket and, abandoning his teleprompter, read it slowly.
Schettino faces up to 15 years in prison if he is convicted of manslaughter and abandoning ship.
He faces pending charges for multiple counts of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, and abandoning ship.
He now seems to be abandoning that dream because of a lack of financial support from the Muslim community.
But having your sound influenced by a genre and abandoning your sound completely are two different things.
He had been bothered by no fine qualms about abandoning herself.
So she made no objection to his abandoning his desk in the house of Dunbar, Dunbar, and Balderby.
She loved a man—to her the noblest, most god-like creature of his kind,—and she was happy in abandoning herself to him.
They had no thought of abandoning any of their pursuits or pleasures, be they never so deplorable.
Lefin chose to remedy that by abandoning entirely the tradition, and by writing exactly as the people spoke.
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.