Definition: desert; abandon; renounce
Definition: desert; abandon; renounce
Sentences Containing 'forsake'
Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it.
Let this be righted, let the spring come to him, the morning rise over his couch, and he will forsake his generous companions without apology.
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep.
Thus they circle until they fall upon the recent trail of a fox, for a wise hound will forsake everything else for this.
``Oh, no, no, not yet,''he cried;``do not forsake me!
Like the rats that one by one forsake the doomed ship even before the vessel weighs anchor, so all the numerous clerks had by degrees deserted the office and the warehouse.
One may forsake a mistress, but a wife, good heavens!
Doth then any of them forsake their former false opinions that I should think they profit?
For to fail in either (either in the one to give over for fear, or in the other to forsake thy natural affection towards him, who by nature is both thy friend and thy kinsman) is equally base, and much savouring of the disposition of a cowardly fugitive soldier.
Also when the mind is grieved for anything that is happened by the divine providence, then doth it likewise forsake its own place.
In the end the tusked boar fell pierced by the blades of the many spears they held in front of him; and Don Quixote, turning round at the cries of Sancho, for he knew by them that it was he, saw him hanging from the oak head downwards, with Dapple, who did not forsake him in his distress, close beside him; and Cide Hamete observes that he seldom saw Sancho Panza without seeing Dapple, or Dapple without seeing Sancho Panza; such was their attachment and loyalty one to the other.
“‘That the said Quinbus Flestrin, having brought the imperial fleet of Blefuscu into the royal port, and being afterwards commanded by his imperial majesty to seize all the other ships of the said empire of Blefuscu, and reduce that empire to a province, to be governed by a viceroy from hence, and to destroy and put to death, not only all the Big-endian exiles, but likewise all the people of that empire who would not immediately forsake the Big-endian heresy, he, the said Flestrin, like a false traitor against his most auspicious, serene, imperial majesty, did petition to be excused from the said service, upon pretence of unwillingness to force the consciences, or destroy the liberties and lives of an innocent people.
Some fifty years ago there was a curious case of whale-trover litigated in England, wherein the plaintiffs set forth that after a hard chase of a whale in the Northern seas; and when indeed they (the plaintiffs) had succeeded in harpooning the fish; they were at last, through peril of their lives, obliged to forsake not only their lines, but their boat itself.
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::: censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
::: abolish - cancel; put an end to
::: revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: engross - occupy fully; absorb
::: ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition