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forsake
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Jane Eyre
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  • Daylight began to forsake the red-room; it was past four o’clock, and the beclouded afternoon was tending to drear twilight.
  • "The men in green all forsook England a hundred years ago," said I, speaking as seriously as he had done.
  • He bared his wrist, and offered it to me: the blood was forsaking his cheek and lips, they were growing livid; I was distressed on all hands.
  • "Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes," I murmured, as I undrew the bolt and passed out.
  • It was the strain of a forsaken lady, who, after bewailing the perfidy of her lover, calls pride to her aid; desires her attendant to deck her in her brightest jewels and richest robes, and resolves to meet the false one that night at a ball, and prove to him, by the gaiety of her demeanour, how little his desertion has affected her.
  • He would feel himself forsaken; his love rejected: he would suffer; perhaps grow desperate.
  • In the tractability with which, at my wish, you forsook a study in which you were interested, and adopted another because it interested me; in the untiring assiduity with which you have since persevered in it — in the unflagging energy and unshaken temper with which you have met its difficulties — I acknowledge the complement of the qualities I seek.
  • "No: Adele is not answerable for either her mother’s faults or yours: I have a regard for her; and now that I know she is, in a sense, parentless — forsaken by her mother and disowned by you, sir — I shall cling closer to her than before.
  • Won’t she feel forsaken and deserted?"

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  • The country must reject and forsake terrorism.
  • With only twelve, the boldest and the best,
    I seek the adventure, and forsake the rest.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey

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