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forsake
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
  • A child forsaken, waking suddenly, Whose gaze afeard on all things round doth rove, And seeth only that it cannot see The meeting eyes of love.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (67% in)
  • But instead of reopening her engagement at the Porte Saint Martin, where she would have been all the more popular for the fatal episode, she left Paris without warning, forsaking her little court of admirers.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (29% in)
  • He found her at last acting with great success at Avignon under the same name, looking more majestic than ever as a forsaken wife carrying her child in her arms.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (29% in)
  • She never would tell me anything about her family, except that she forsook them to get her own living—went on the stage, in fact.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (42% in)
  • To-day, however, he declined that relief, observing that he had already had too many public details urged upon him; but he spoke more cheerfully than usual, when Dorothea asked about his fatigue, and added with that air of formal effort which never forsook him even when he spoke without his waistcoat and cravat— "I have had the gratification of meeting my former acquaintance, Dr. Spanning, to-day, and of being praised by one who is himself a worthy recipient of praise.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (44% in)
  • If it happens to have been cut in stone, though it lie face down-most for ages on a forsaken beach, or "rest quietly under the drums and tramplings of many conquests," it may end by letting us into the secret of usurpations and other scandals gossiped about long empires ago:—this world being apparently a huge whispering-gallery.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (84% in)
  • The scent would have been sweeter to Fred Vincy, who was coming along the lanes on horseback, if his mind had not been worried by unsuccessful efforts to imagine what he was to do, with his father on one side expecting him straightway to enter the Church, with Mary on the other threatening to forsake him if he did enter it, and with the working-day world showing no eager need whatever of a young gentleman without capital and generally unskilled.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (21% in)
  • But these things with Fred outside them, Fred forsaken and looking sad for the want of her, could never tempt her deliberate thought.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (44% in)
  • Ladislaw has almost forsaken the house since he came.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (46% in)
  • The opportunity came at Mr. Vincy's, where, on New Year's Day, there was a party, to which Mr. Farebrother was irresistibly invited, on the plea that he must not forsake his old friends on the first new year of his being a greater man, and Rector as well as Vicar.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (2% in)
  • The man whose prosperity she had shared through nearly half a life, and who had unvaryingly cherished her—now that punishment had befallen him it was not possible to her in any sense to forsake him.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (18% in)
  • There is a forsaking which still sits at the same board and lies on the same couch with the forsaken soul, withering it the more by unloving proximity.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (18% in)
  • There is a forsaking which still sits at the same board and lies on the same couch with the forsaken soul, withering it the more by unloving proximity.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (18% in)

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