With only twelve, the boldest and the best, I seek the adventure, and forsake the rest.
Homer -- The Odyssey
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Some Christians still debate the differences found in the New Testament, where Christ declared "I and my Father are one," but also prayed on the cross, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani" (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)
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Here a poor prisoner, forsook by the world and friends, fretted his sorrowful life.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
For the Elves of the High Kindred had not yet forsaken Middle-earth,
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
A painful wrenching in my heart made me cry aloud, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!"
Rudolfo Anaya -- Bless Me, Ultima
Unbeknownst to him, he had begun the ritual of semaphore with his father, forsaking words or physical affection.
Mitch Albom -- The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Would he think we had forsaken him and deliberately ripped his wife’s clothes—viciously broken the pigs?
Paul Zindel -- The Pigman
I might come to think I was forsaken again, and lose the feeling that God was good to me.
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
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There was something sad and a little frightening about the place, because it all seemed so forsaken and long ago.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
And is it with a clear and certain mind that you forsake your husband and your children?
Henrik Ibsen -- A Doll’s House
Tixo, he says, Tixo, forsake me not.
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
Even cannibals wouldn’t live in such a God-forsaken place.
Richard Connell -- The Most Dangerous Game
and bid you forsake your liberty.
William Shakespeare -- The Comedy of Errors
’I will not forsake her,’ I said wearily.
Jean Rhys -- Wide Sargasso Sea
they had forsaken him.
Dalton Trumbo -- Johnny Got His Gun
All seek the mountains, and forsake the town
Virgil -- The Aeneid
They will become Forsaken, easy prey for the demons, and those Downworlders who have not fled will be quickly eradicated.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Glass
she forsook so many noble matches, Her father, and her country, and her friends,
William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice
...won’t be Forsaken much longer. Once Valentine uses the Cup on them, they’ll be Shadowhunters as good as the rest of us—
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
Even in this skies-forsaken place, I can point unfailingly to where the sun rises and where it sets, to the Empire’s capital in the north, Antium, and to Navium, its main port due south.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Or that you can get yourself through the Seelie Court safely on your own or, after that, through some forsaken demon realm where you have to find Sebastian—
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
Of all the people on this forsaken planet, I thought my friends of over a year would be willing to help me get them out.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
Mary wouldn’t bail me out after I kilt that God-forsaken snake, you know.
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
So I lay alone feeling irrationally forsaken and stared into the dark, more exhausted than I had ever been and yet unable now to sleep, listening to the others shift and moan in the grip of nightmares that could not have equalled the one we would likely wake to.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
She is most comely, though I say that not to describe her sexual attraction, which in this forsaken place and to these men any girl or woman would possess, even that annoying shrew Matsui-san.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
He whispered in my ear, "God will never leave you or forsake you."
Bethany Hamilton -- Soul Surfer
But as soon as they’d continued around the bend and left behind only the white etchings of their skates in the ice, the thrill would fade, and he’d tow Jutta back to Children’s House feeling lonely and forsaken and more trapped in his life than before.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
An Illinois farm boy whose parents had opposed his enlistment asked them tartly: "Should We the youngest and brightest nation of all the earth bow to traters and forsake the graves of our Fathers?"
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
After all, it’s his fault I’m in this forsaken mess.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
He was not the worthless, broken, forsaken man that the Bird had striven to make of him.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
But choosing a different faction means I forsake my family.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Again and again he dreamed of the anguish and the isolation on the forsaken hill.
Lois Lowry -- The Giver
But neither had He forsaken me.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
Clean as you’re going to find in this God-forsaken country.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
And Hester Prynne had returned, and taken up her long-forsaken shame!
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
"Blessed is he who forsakes his father and his mother for my sake," he intoned.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
Alone in the Chamber of Secrets, forsaken by his friends, defeated at last by the Dark Lord he so unwisely challenged.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Our good and wonderful sovereign has to perform the noblest role on earth, and he is so virtuous and noble that God will not forsake him.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
This city had remained faithful to him, after the whole nation had forsaken his cause to join the standard of Parliament and liberty.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? young men’s love, then, lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
Then it seemed as if all good forsook me.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Every Linton on the face of the earth might melt into nothing before I could consent to forsake Heathcliff.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
At one o’clock Jan will come for half an hour to check on us poor forsaken souls, like a zookeeper.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
The people inside had forsaken their own distress for a little while.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Forsaking their hiding, the Urgals stood and released a stream of black arrows.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
That is his power over you as long as he remains in England, and that would be his reckless course if you forsook him.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
For all I may be forsaking, he’s giving up a good deal more: the possibility of having more wives than one, for instance.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
His natural prudence, however, never forsook him for a single instant.