(1) Just as many modern restaurateurs think you should do without a cruet, some modish winemakers abjure oak, preferring to let the grapes speak for themselves.(2) MPs were urged to abjure their Jacobite allegiance(3) Thus, Muldrow cannot help but abjure spiritual claims to universal enlightenment.(4) I want to look closely at the first lines of the poem, in which Smith seems to abjure any claim of authority.(5) his refusal to abjure the Catholic faith(6) He alone of all men must for an uncertain time abjure this field of endeavour, however great his interest.(7) He eagerly concurs in the prince's vow to abjure the throne and marriage.(8) After a long and wearisome trial he was condemned on June 22, 1633, solemnly to abjure his scientific creed on bended knees.(9) We were asked first to ├ö├ç├┐absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiances and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty.├ö├ç├û(10) The Inquisition had accepted Cardano's private abjuration , extracting a promise from him never to teach or publish in the Papal States again.(11) He who votes against the rights of another whatever his religion, colour or sex, thereby abjures his own.(12) He abjured an inclination to ├ö├ç├┐tinker├ö├ç├û with the rate to take account of transient shifts in market conditions.(13) Disappointed in this, they turned in 1650 to Charles II, who signed the Covenant, but then abjured it at his RESTORATION, condemning it as an unlawful oath.(14) An analysis of the institutional politics of the tax depreciation cases also lends support to an explanation why the judiciary abjured precise definition of ├ö├ç├┐profits├ö├ç├û for income tax or dividend distribution purposes.(15) To recant is to withdraw or disavow a declared belief, as in renouncing a philosophy or abjuring fealty to a religion.(16) The clear implication is that the Party abjured all forms of violence and acts of terror.