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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORSAKING

You are forsaking a poor old man who came here to be with you.

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

I feared his reason was forsaking him, and that I, in my rashness, had accelerated his doom.

Canst thou be true to her, forsaking all, follow where her great spirit leads?

She could not divest herself of the idea that she was forsaking “the bairns.”

Then, but not before, does Blue Bill think of forsaking the fork.

At last it occurred to Dick that he would try the experiment of forsaking him.

Outraged as he was, he would not go to the extreme length of forsaking them.

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

Vices, outgrowing or changing them, mistaken for forsaking all sin, 308—310.

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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