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.
Cogen’s law practice foundered during the Depression, and he decided to forsake it in 1933, but not before earning a masters degree in economics from Columbia University.
In an experimental spirit he attempts to forsake money (several times and with varying success) as a kind of restrictive social evil.
However, during spans of bad business, it would forsake Natchez and instead go to St.
When Periyar, the leader of the Self-respect movement publicly declared his intention to organize a Dravidar Kazhagam procession to the Marina in order to burn pictures of the Hindu God Rama, Kakkan warned Periyar that the desecration of images would constitute an "anti-social act" that would forsake the strong faith in God by which Gandhi won independence for India.
In the account which he subsequently gave of himself at his trial, he said: 'I lived in Essex at the beginning of these troubles, and I was enforced to forsake my habititation.
The song is a nostalgic ballad, with di Bari singing to a woman about her childhood, which she gave up by taking a lover at a very young age; and while this action, being a passage into adulthood, made her appear "cool" before her more innocent peers and transformed her into a self-assured young woman, she did in fact forsake what was - or could have been - "the best time" of her life.
More Vocab Wordsrend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
propensity - natural inclination
annihilate - destroy
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity