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(noun) the act of renouncing or rejecting something; self-denial

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I intone, within myself, the exalted hallucination of closure; a vainglory of abnegation seizes me (renouncing love but not friendship, etc.),

—p.141 by Roland Barthes
4 months, 3 weeks ago

allow the media class to further abnegate its function to educate and lead

—p.75 Marxist Supernanny (71) by Mark Fisher
6 years, 9 months ago

a wholesale abnegation of our aspirations to something 'higher' than mere animality

—p.80 Ethics Without Principles (72) by Richard M. Rorty
6 years, 8 months ago

an unavoidable approach, but one that was palliated by the caution and self-abnegation with which I drew my conclusions

—p.183 The Village Schoolmaster [The Giant Mole] (180) by Franz Kafka
6 years, 10 months ago

he seems, self-abnegatingly, to want to taste the sweat on the meat, as a salty political reminder.

on Orwell talking about chefs touching the steak being served to the patrons

—p.217 George Orwell's Very English Revolution (204) by James Wood
6 years, 10 months ago

The priests I knew practised self-abnegation but perfected a quiet dance of ego.

—p.160 Marilynne Robinson (160) by James Wood
6 years, 10 months ago

Only the selflessness of aesthetic contemplation, along with a kind of Buddhist self-abnegation, can purge us of the astigmatism of wanting, and allow us to see the world for what it is.

—p.55 The problem of meaning (33) by Terry Eagleton
6 years, 11 months ago

This repeated abnegation of qualification is one of many figurations of a deeply problematic tendency to reject ideas of authority and authorship throughout the nonfiction, in ways that dovetail interestingly with the structural and vocal instability of the fiction.

on DFW's tendency to say that he's not a journalist (Conversations 83, Up Simba)

—p.155 Vocal Instability and Narrative Structure (137) by Clare Hayes-Brady
7 years ago

One radical option remains: abnegation — some “Great Refusal” to obey the obscure social injunction that condemns us to a lifetime of listening

—p.13 Wall of Sound (6) missing author
5 years, 2 months ago