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Definition to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
  • The country must forsake terrorism as a political instrument.
forsake = abandon or give up
  • In the third year of their brutal civil war, moderates feel forsaken by the west.
  • forsaken = abandoned
  • With only twelve, the boldest and the best,
    I seek the adventure, and forsake the rest.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • forsake = abandon
  • 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?)
    Trinity - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • forsaken = abandoned
  • A painful wrenching in my heart made me cry aloud, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me!"
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • forsaken = abandoned
  • 'I will not forsake her,' I said wearily.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • forsake = abandon or give up on
  • Here a poor prisoner, forsook by the world and friends, fretted his sorrowful life.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • forsook = abandoned or gave up on
  • Even cannibals wouldn't live in such a God-forsaken place.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • forsaken = abandoned
  • And is it with a clear and certain mind that you forsake your husband and your children?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • forsake = abandon or give up on
  • 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
  • forsaken = abandoned
  • I might come to think I was forsaken again, and lose the feeling that God was good to me.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • forsaken = abandoned or given up on
  • she forsook so many noble matches, Her father, and her country, and her friends,
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • forsook = abandoned or gave up on
  • All seek the mountains, and forsake the town
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • forsake = abandon or give up on
  • Tixo, he says, Tixo, forsake me not.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • forsake = abandon or give up on
  • they had forsaken him.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • forsaken = abandoned or given up on
  • For the Elves of the High Kindred had not yet forsaken Middle-earth,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • forsaken = abandoned
  • Would he think we had forsaken him and deliberately ripped his wife's clothes—viciously broken the pigs?
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • forsaken = abandoned or given up on
  • 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
  • forsaken = abandoned
  • and bid you forsake your liberty.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • forsake = abandon or give up on
  • 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
forsaking = abandoning

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