1. They were compelled to abjure their faith.
2. Adrienne Lecouvreur on her deathbed was willing to confess and receive communion, but refused to abjure her profession.
3. She was willing to select, modify and incorporate alien eccentricities into her worship; but to abjure her own faith — never!
4. But consumer-oriented companies that abjure the blogosphere are missing out on opportunities to generate buzz, monitor customer concerns, and -- perhaps most importantly -- show their human side.