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forfeit
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  • But I wish and hope to retain your confidence if I do nothing to forfeit it.
  • I, who forfeited mine long ago!
  • …of his congregation with his eye and fatly arguing his points with that particular person, who is understood to be expected to be moved to an occasional grunt, groan, gasp, or other audible expression of inward working, which expression of inward working, being echoed by some elderly lady in the next pew and so communicated like a game of forfeits through a circle of the more fermentable sinners present, serves the purpose of parliamentary cheering and gets Mr. Chadband’s steam up.
  • For my little woman is a-listening somewheres, or I’ll forfeit the business and five hundred pound!"

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  • We had to forfeit the deposit.
  • What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
    Mark 8:36 (NIV)

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