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forsake
used in Jane Eyre

9 uses
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Definition
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
  • Daylight began to forsake the red-room; it was past four o'clock, and the beclouded afternoon was tending to drear twilight.
    Chapter 2 (65% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • "The men in green all forsook England a hundred years ago," said I, speaking as seriously as he had done.
    Chapter 13 (44% in)
  • "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.
    Chapter 15 (42% in)
  • Won't she feel forsaken and deserted?"
    Chapter 24 (34% in)
  • "Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes," I murmured, as I undrew the bolt and passed out.
    Chapter 27 (3% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 27 (28% in)
  • He would feel himself forsaken; his love rejected: he would suffer; perhaps grow desperate.
    Chapter 27 (93% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 34 (69% in)

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