abnegation in a sentence

Example sentences for abnegation

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.

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