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  • v. Present participle of forfeit.

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Examples

  • Another night of Joe Torre's Giving the Guys a Chance Theatre, also known as forfeiting the game.

    Shakespeare's Insult 27 April 2006

  • I have always loved my fellow-men, and desired their good opinion, and the idea of forfeiting it, either through my own fault or theirs, is painful to me.

    The Lost Hunter A Tale of Early Times

  • Lady Dunstane spoke with an emphasis, for the man liked Diana, and would be moved by the idea of forfeiting her esteem.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 1

  • Nothing could be more unlikely than that any one in Neforis 'household -- excepting her little grandchild should ever remember her with kindness; and she scarcely desired it; but she rebelled against the idea of forfeiting the respect she had earned, even in the governor's house.

    The Bride of the Nile — Volume 04

  • "I do hope, though, Drysdale, that it will be paid on the day," said Tom, who could not quite swallow the notion of forfeiting his word, even though it were only a promise to pay to a scoundrel.

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • Their response has been to accuse us of capitulating to secularism and forfeiting any claim to being genuine Christians.

    Karl Giberson, Ph.D: Why Christians Need A Secular World

  • The moral fortitude shown by Merriwell and B.D. in adversity had little in common with Witt's forfeiting a chance at a Rhodes for a chance at football.

    Jim Sleeper: Why Yale Fumbled Its Quarterback's Rhodes Scholarship Pass

  • Texas A&M is still welcome to join, and Missouri may be considered as well, although both schools have been reminded that they would be forfeiting the right to ever win another conference championship in football, considering they can't even win an inferior Big 12.

    College Football Surrenders to the SEC

  • They cannot without forfeiting their Social Security payments.

    Transformers

  • Considered a sign of a pious Muslim, he refused to shave, forfeiting the position.

    Brent E. Sasley: The Passions of Erdoğan

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