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forfeit
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

2 uses
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Definition
to lose or surrender something — often as a penalty
  • Bailey had graduated the year before, although to do so he had had to forfeit all pleasures to make up for his time lost in Baton Rouge.
    p. 171.6
forfeit = give up
  • Obviously I had forfeited my place in heaven forever, and I was as gutless as the doll I had ripped to pieces ages ago.
    p. 86.8
forfeited = lost (given up)
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