Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo and Juliet" is a treasure trove of quotable lines. The scene in which the young star-crossed lovers from two warring families lament their fate and say they want to renounce their family names is particularly famous.
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adjective [before noun]
describes countries or groups of people that are at war with each other or who are arguing fiercely with each other:
The Labour Party, he said, had disintegrated into warring factions.
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verb [T] FORMAL
to say formally or publicly that you no longer own, support, believe in or have a connection with something:
Her ex-husband renounced his claim to the family house.
Gandhi renounced the use of violence.
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noun [S or U]
the renunciation of violence
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)