Definitions of forsake

  1. To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave; as, false friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.
  2. To renounce; to reject; to refuse.
  3. To leave; desert; abandon; depart from.
  4. Forsaken.
  5. Forsaking.
  6. To desert: to abandon:- pr. p. forsaking; pa. t forsook'; pa. p. forsaken.
  7. To abandon; relinquish.
  8. To leave; abandon; reject.
  9. To leave entirely; to abandon; to withdraw from.
  10. To desert; to abandon; to depart from; to leave.

Usage examples for forsake

  1. " We will come back," said the young man; " we won't forsake you, Toussaint. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  2. Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  3. You have cast away Authority, and authority shall forsake you. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  4. It is the age when leaves forsake the tree and are borne away by the wind. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  5. You will not forsake me in my trouble, Frank? – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  6. At first his tears fell down like rain Most at the time when she inflicted pain, By her unkind surmise, that he would take Another wife- did she the world forsake. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  7. Sir Eliduc did not wish to forsake his country, still less did he wish to part with the fair Lady Guildeluec, to whom he was solemnly betrothed. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  8. But surely, sir, it is not I that forsake him, but he that has cast me off. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  9. Some of them in their annoyance were ready to give up everything and forsake their house. – La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet
  10. As this involuntary twitching would not forsake her, and often seduced her to a little skip before she was aware, she caused her tender little feet to be fastened together by a light chain. – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller
  11. O Lord, forsake me not- take me into Thy own keeping.... – Lady-John-Russell by MacCarthy, Desmond
  12. " He will not forsake you," Rhoda said. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. No, it is not natural; because two days ago you promised to forsake your father and your mother and follow me. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  14. Nevertheless, as so frequently happens when we are dealing with data of this character, we have to employ the information available to us or forsake the problem entirely. – The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California by Sherburne F. Cook
  15. Why do ye not forsake all other things as empty shadows? – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  16. I shouldn't forsake her; go there when you can, but be more careful about it. – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  17. Thou canst not forsake me! – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  18. In this state of mind, it is not surprising that she now dreamed that her mother was lying at the point of death, and that she cried out with heart- rending pathos:- Rena, my darlin', why did you forsake yo'r pore old mother? – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  19. Never did more loving and tender heart forsake all, and cling to a more loyal and generous nature. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. " He is not my father," I thought, " yet never could I forsake him thus." – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh