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abjure

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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English

Etymology

From Latin abjurare "to deny upon oath", formed from ab- + jurare "to swear", from jus, juris, "right", "law".

Pronunciation

Shorthand

(Version: Anniversary,Pre-Anniversary): a - b - j - u

Verb

Infinitive
to abjure

Third person singular
abjur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to abjure (third-person singular simple present abjur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.
    To abjure allegiance to a prince.
    To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
  2. (transitive) To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate.
    To abjure errors.
    • But this rough magic I here abjure. - Shakespeare, Tempest, V,i
  3. (intransitive) To renounce on oath.

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Spanish

Verb

abjure (infinitive: abjurar)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of abjurar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of abjurar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of abjurar.

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