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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of forfeit.

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  • adj. surrendered as a penalty


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  • But they had by their sin forfeited both the love of God and dominion over their neighbours.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • God to lay his vineyard waste; for he can, when he please, turn a wilderness into a fruitful field; and when he does thus dismantle a vineyard, it is but as he did by the garden of Eden, which, when man had by sin forfeited his place in it, was soon levelled with common soil.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Though the winged spur no longer adorn the booted heel of an Earl of Annandale, the time may not be far distant when some liberal and popular monarch of England shall restore a title forfeited neither through cowardice nor dishonour, but from an erroneous sense of duty. "

    Wacousta : a tale of the Pontiac conspiracy (Complete)

  • But that relief would have quickly turned to a different flavor of alarm when the victims realized that Under the pretext of a drug search, the five-man robbery crew ransacked the Locklear home in search of large amounts of cash that could be "forfeited" - that is, stolen - as alleged drug proceeds.

  • Guess you've heard by now that Jackson showed up to his child molestation trial wearing his pajamas, apparently, down in the back, while Judge Rodney Melville threatened to have his bond forfeited -- in other words, land him in jail and Jackson miraculously was healed and showed up.

    CNN Transcript Mar 10, 2005

  • But apart from the land forfeited, which is but a part of the account, if ever men were engaged in a just and righteous cause it was this, he asserts:

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • "forfeited" -- which of course meant that they should be set free.

    Abraham Lincoln and the Union; a chronicle of the embattled North

  • The surge gains have been exaggerated, but it is not even a slight exaggeration to say that McCain, like Bush, "cut and ran" from Afghanistan before the job was done, and "forfeited" the gains.

    Paul Abrams: McCain "Cut-and-Run" from Afghanistan, "Forfeited Gains" and Was Snookered by bin Laden

  • The water in question before the State Water Resources Control Board is from high-flow years and water rights held by a local water district that were "forfeited" due to non-use. Latest news

  • Some of those who had property 'forfeited' were never charged with any crime.

    Shira bat Sarah


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