Is Lost an admission of Abrams fear of flying or perhaps about his more general phobias of abandonment and isolation?
But nothing behooves a believer like condemnation—persecution is the mark of success, abandonment the measure of purity.
Harry and Peter are bound by the loss of their fathers and their abandonment issues.
From The Novel Cure: From abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin.
Vonnegut could be charming, but he was seldom kind; he frequently repaid loyalty with abandonment and betrayal.
The abandonment of that mission he would never cease to regret.
Her act of abandonment was really an arrangement for settling her son permanently in life.
There is an ease, an abandonment in its exercise, that is positively beautiful, and can be understood only when felt.
And how desolate was its abandonment, what a stream of silence and solitude it was!
A plantation will almost perish from the earth, as it were, by a few years of abandonment.
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.