He read a ballerina's memoir and learned about the physical transformation and abnegation that dancers go through.
The abnegation bespeaks a will to remain participants in, rather than patrons of, the creative life.
We expect a kind of self-abnegation entirely missing from the paternal experience.
The idea was to go beyond the movement's old tofu severity, the air of judgment and self-abnegation.
The duty of the hour calls for self-abnegation and united efforts.
With this sub lime act of self-abnegation he bids fair to close his political career with glory.
Word Origin and History for abnegation
late 14c., "a negative assertion," c.1500 as "self-denial," from Latin abnegationem (nominative abnegatio) "refusal, denial," noun of action from past participle stem of abnegare "to refuse, deny," from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + negare "to deny" (see deny).