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I am a loser also; the forfeit money bequeathed to me is gone.

Looking at it in the worst light, he has been guilty of nothing to forfeit his right.

By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little you gain the great.

Going to tell her that you will forfeit your passage money and hers?

He is jeopardizing all our lives, and his own has been forfeit these years.

To lose Macedonia, therefore, is to forfeit the life-secret of nation.

I'll forfeit anything, I'll do anything you like, to make amends.

This, of course, he 'd forfeit by accepting a seat in the House.

I puzzled myself long to think what I could have done to forfeit her favor.

In Ireland his life was forfeit, Great Britain counted him renegade and traitor.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "misdeed," from Old French forfait "crime, punishable offense" (12c.), originally past participle of forfaire "transgress," from for- "outside, beyond" (from Latin foris; see foreign) + faire "to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Translating Medieval Latin foris factum. Sense shifted mid-15c. from the crime to the penalty: "something to which the right is lost through a misdeed." As an adjective from late 14c., from Old French forfait.

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