Our response for eight years has been to allow China to pursue its interests aggressively, while forfeiting our own.
Chamberlain, of course, chose Rome over the object of his heart's ache, forfeiting love and dying a broken man.
But did she fear to be reproached with breaking the treaty and forfeiting her pledged word?
He had saved his own respect at the risk of forfeiting that of Miss Gannion.
I was engaged for this; but I could not risk the chance of forfeiting my talk with my new acquaintance.
I beg your pardonI forgot that could only be done by forfeiting Simeon!
In vain he reminded the old gentleman of the danger of forfeiting his insurance.
The Boches were forfeiting their bail, or up to deviltry, or both.
Pardoned the first time, on a pledge of future good conduct, he took an early opportunity of forfeiting his word.
On this depended the holding or forfeiting of four square leagues of land.
c.1300, "misdeed," from Old French forfait "crime, punishable offense" (12c.), originally past participle of forfaire "transgress," from for- "outside, beyond" (from Latin foris; see foreign) + faire "to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). Translating Medieval Latin foris factum. Sense shifted mid-15c. from the crime to the penalty: "something to which the right is lost through a misdeed." As an adjective from late 14c., from Old French forfait.
c.1300, "to lose by misconduct;" see forfeit (n.). Related: Forfeited; forfeiting.