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We had to forfeit the deposit.
  to lose or surrender something — often as a penalty
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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)
  • The team was half an hour late and had to forfeit the game.
  • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

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  • The Patriots had to forfeit a first round draft pick because they were caught videotaping the defensive signals of the New York Jets.
  • A king’s wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life.
    Proverbs 20:2 (NIV)
  • My father’s opinion of me does me the greatest honour, and I should be miserable to forfeit it.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • His life is forfeit to me.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Your brother is a forfeit of the law, And you but waste your words.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure

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  • Well, they better start now or else they’s gonna forfeit,
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The team decided to forfeit the next two games and to dedicate the rest of the season to Rob and to try to win the title as a tribute to him.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • She has forfeited the victory.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But changing even one of her friends’ actions meant that Mrs. Livingston’s life might have been forfeited, in place of Yetta’s or Jane’s.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I have become a wife, I have become a bore, I have been asked to forfeit my Independent Young Feminist card.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Despite his advantageous standings, he’d actually considered forfeiting.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He knew that his life was almost forfeit.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Maybe her mom realized that she’d pretty much forfeited the right to ask questions for all eternity when she dumped Eleanor at somebody’s house for a year.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • I’ll forfeit any money owed to me.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Kit sat helpless, her cheeks on fire, and then the laughter and the cheering left her giddy as William stepped resolutely forward to claim his forfeit.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Hawkeye was only unconscious for about a minute but I was made to forfeit the match.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Sooner or later I’m bound to lose too, and when I do, what will they expect me to forfeit?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • The forfeited money upset her more than the murder of her uncle, if he was her uncle.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Or they would have to forfeit their last victory against Tangerine High.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • The guaranties of the Constitution to Slavery, I claim, have been, one and all forfeited by the rebel slave owners.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Reyna has forfeited her position.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • My body was completely vulnerable to Patch, all my strength and freedom forfeited as he took possession of me.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "And if I’d done as you said, that day, you’d ha’ been dead in the dooryard, Faither hanged or in prison for killing Randall, and the lands gone forfeit to the Crown.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • If Jacobs hangs for a witch he forfeit up his property—that’s law!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • That man should forfeit his life.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I trust that they do not mean that I have done anything to forfeit your confidence?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • If you leave, you forfeit your whole position forever.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • If he touched the sides of the Ziploc bag an alarm would go off and he would have to forfeit.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • "A forfeit!" cried a young man in militia uniform whom Julie called "mon chevalier," and who was going with her to Nizhni.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I foresaw that, being convicted, his possessions would be forfeited to the Crown.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Luma could have forfeited, but instead she decided to make adjustments and play eight against eleven.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • You forfeit membership in the family, the blood fraternity, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t pretend to be part of it.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • As soon as a predetermined quantity had been consumed, the final loser would have to perform a forfeit, which was usually obscenely biological.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I felt I had forfeited her sympathy by my refusal to go down.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • If he possesses an unusual share of native energy, or the enervating magic of place do not operate too long upon him, his forfeited powers may be redeemable.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • This chick was a jump-off, a sexual time filler, and he felt she had forfeited her right to be treated like a lady a long time ago.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • You’ve forfeited your right to know any more than that.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Yet should he admit this and risk forfeiting the one friend who had ever "truly understood" him?
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I’m sorry about having to forfeit the match.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Obviously I had forfeited my place in heaven forever, and I was as gutless as the doll I had ripped to pieces ages ago.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Rather than forfeit the one privilege he claimed for himself, he lowered his hand and left the porch.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • It would still be a forfeit.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Or when our eyes close, do we forfeit sight?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The rest I would bear if I had to, but not her life being forfeited.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Kill the boy, and your livesss are forfeit.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
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