forsaken

[fawr-sey-kuhn]

forsakenly, adverb
forsakenness, noun
self-forsaken, adjective
unforsaken, adjective
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forsake

[fawr-seyk]
verb (used with object), forsook, forsaken, forsaking.
1.
to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert: She has forsaken her country for an island in the South Pacific.
2.
to give up or renounce (a habit, way of life, etc.).

Origin:
before 900; Middle English forsaken to deny, reject, Old English forsacan, equivalent to for- for- + sacan to dispute

forsaker, noun
unforsaking, adjective


1. See desert2. 2. forswear, relinquish, forgo.
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forsake (fəˈseɪk)
 
vb , -sakes, -saking, -sook, -saken
1.  to abandon
2.  to give up (something valued or enjoyed)
 
[Old English forsacan]
 
for'saker
 
n

forsaken (fəˈseɪkən)
 
vb
1.  the past participle of forsake
 
adj
2.  completely deserted or helpless; abandoned
 
for'sakenly
 
adv
 
for'sakenness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

forsake
O.E. forsacan "decline, refuse," from for- "completely" + sacan "to deny, refuse" (see sake).

forsaken
c.1300, pp. of forsake
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Example sentences
In the gently rolling landscape of the suburban commuter train, the middle seat
  is forsaken territory.
Humans have forsaken nature for binary code, robotics and acceleration.
Secular universities have cynically forsaken biblical studies.
When you turn yourself into a commodity you have forsaken any possibility of
  self control.
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