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Abandon Over

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To Abandon Over. v.a. [a form of writing not usual, perhaps not exact.] To give up to, to resign.

Look on me as a man abandon'd o'er
To an eternal lethargy of love;
To pull, and pinch, and wound me, cannot cure,
And but disturb the quiet of my death.
Dryd. Sp. Friar.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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