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forfeit
used in A Christmas Carol

3 uses
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Definition
to lose or surrender something — often as a penalty
  • There were more dances, and there were forfeits, and more dances, and there was cake, and there was negus, and there was a great piece of Cold Roast, and there was a great piece of Cold Boiled, and there were mince-pies, and plenty of beer.
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (62% in)
  • After a while they played at forfeits; for it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (81% in)
  • But she joined in the forfeits, and loved her love to admiration with all the letters of the alphabet.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (85% in)

There are no more uses of "forfeit" in A Christmas Carol.

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