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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORSAKE

O'Mooney's presence of mind did not forsake him upon this emergency.

O blessed Spirit, whom I forsake for these, they are not thou!

There was no style, no state, unless she wished to forsake him.

How could I forsake my child, feeling my vigor all the time—the blood warm within me?

Woe for the day when he was seduced to forsake that dear retirement!

Under these circumstances, could I, he urged upon me, forsake him?

To forsake it is to "forsake their own mercy," to "turn back into perdition."

To forsake Letitia is to leave her and the children to starve.

The shepherds had been dispersed, but the flock refused to forsake the fold.

Stephen was powerless to forsake the depressing, luring subject.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English forsacan "object to, decline, oppose, refuse, deny," from for- "completely" + sacan "to deny, refuse" (see sake). Related: Forsaking.

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