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noun as in dereliction


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Sightseers in New York City are forsaking the Statue of Liberty and Central Park in favor of the effects of Frankenstorm.

Forsaking his safely hermetic life, William leaves Molly with neighbors to meet with a rebel group.

They pray for mercy, acknowledging that they are justly punished for forsaking true wisdom.

I believe I am going out of my mind—all my strength of will is forsaking me.

What can have been his motive for forsaking his sailors and two of his ablest officers?

It was beyond his faculties to divine that her not forsaking of Edward might haply come to mean something disastrous to him.

A young man, forsaking his sweetheart, married another maiden, who when her time came suffered exceedingly.

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On this page you'll find 183 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forsaking, such as: desertion, divorce, failure, rejection, revolt, and withdrawal.

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