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renounce

Rare a failure to follow suit in a card game
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As part of its many renouncements, the Lebanese government has abandoned its mission of controlling and monitoring the public space.
But when one is up to one's neck in the problem (and I've been in that position many times), the situation changes, the intensity is different, and deep convictions, inevitable sacrifices, and renouncements appear which could seem unexplainable to the mere observer.
THE fact that Gordon Brown chose Liverpool for the second leg of his three day tour flurry of renouncements and "listening" is no surprise.