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tr.v. dis·owned, dis·own·ing, dis·owns
To refuse to acknowledge or accept as one's own; repudiate.
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how can I believe thee, who hast disowned and wronged thy former patron?'
Very grave and good women exclaimed against men who begot children, and then disowned them.
Forlorn and disowned, sorely tried and sadly changed--her beauty faded, her mind clouded--robbed of her station in the world, of her place among living creatures--the devotion I had promised, the devotion of my whole heart and soul and strength, might be laid blamelessly now at those dear feet.
I've given him up for my part - fairly disowned him - cast him off, root and branch.
Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
Hereafter she is only my sister in name: not because I disown her, but because she has disowned me.'
At first, John was all thwarted affection and blighted hope; next bludgeoned vanity raised its head again, with twenty mortal gashes: and the father was disowned even as he had disowned the son.
Begone, abhorred, disowned, no son of mine, Thou vilest of the vile!
His mother's sister made a bad match--a Pole, I think--lost herself--at any rate was disowned by her family.
With him rode the King of Majorca, the hostage King of Navarre, and the fierce Don Pedro of Spain, whose pale blue eyes gleamed with a sinister light as they rested once more upon the distant peaks of the land which had disowned him.
I--I-- came,' said Ralph, speaking more slowly, and with harsher emphasis, 'I came to say how grieved I am that any relative of mine, although disowned by me, should have inflicted such punishment on you as--'
After the verdict Leone, 29 (right), said: "Rena needs all the friends she can get and a lot of people have disowned her.