English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious Illustrations and Examples, Drawn from the Best Writers (Classic Reprint)

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A captain may abandon his vessel when he has no means of saving it, except at the risk of his life; but an upright statesman will never desert his post when his country is in danger, nor a true soldier desert his colours. Birds will mostly forsake their nests when they discover them to have been visited. Men often inadvertently re linquish the fairest prospects in order to follow some favourite scheme which termi nates in their ruin.

N o wise man will abandon his house when it is on fire. Ltis the common consequence of war that the peaceable and well-disposed are compelled to desert their houses and their homes. Animals that are pursued by the sportsman will forsake their haunts, when they find themselves much molested. It is sometimes better to relinquish our claims than to contend for them at the ex pense of our peace.

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