from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit and occasional past participle of forsake.

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  • verb Simple past of forsake.


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  • THAT Serenity which had so lately return'd to the Soul of Idalia, at hearing this, again forsook her; she had no room to doubt the Secret of her Correspondence with Florez was discover'd: And, in a Moment, had a thousand various Conjectures by what means, but had too great an Opinion of her own Power, and his Passion, to hit upon the right.

    Idalia, or, The Unfortunate Mistress: A Novel

  • The Captain's usually hopeful expression forsook him for a little as he commented on his bad fortune.

    The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole

  • This change has taken place in a number of words with an originally long u (Chaucerian long close o), such as forsook, hook, book, look, rook, shook, all of which formerly had the vowel of boot.

    Chapter 8. Language as a Historical Product: Phonetic Law

  • Jimmy, the plumber, he met there, in the company of a tall, blond girl who promptly forsook him for

    Chapter 42

  • Now and again sensation forsook his nose and cheeks, and he rubbed them till they burned with the returning blood.

    First Version of To Build A Fire

  • In the winter the cariboo forsook their accustomed track.

    The Famine

  • And Selpa scolded me to sleep, and in the morning woke me with her chatter, ever declaiming against my madness, ever pronouncing her claim upon me and the claims of our children, till in the end I grew weary, and forsook my far vision, and said never again would I dream of bestriding the wild horse to fly swift as its feet and the wind across the sands and the grass lands.

    Chapter 21

  • Parents, children, and lifelong friends forsook one another, every one striving to save only himself.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • A few of the boldest and wisest forsook the fires of the gods, which had now become a shambles, and fled into the forest, where, in the end, they starved to death or were eaten by wolves.

    The Famine

  • The first inventors grasped that truthful paradox, "the longest way round is the shortest way home," and forsook the direct pursuit of happiness for the indirect pursuit of happiness.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters


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