forsaken


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for·sake

 (fôr-sāk′, fər-)
tr.v. for·sook (-so͝ok′), for·sak·en (-sā′kən), for·sak·ing, for·sakes
1. To give up (something formerly held dear); renounce: forsook liquor.
2. To leave altogether; abandon: forsook Hollywood and returned to the legitimate stage.

[Middle English forsaken, from Old English forsacan; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

forsaken

(fəˈseɪkən)
vb
the past participle of forsake
adj
completely deserted or helpless; abandoned
forˈsakenly adv
forˈsakenness n

for•sak•en

(fɔrˈseɪ kən)

v.
1. past part. of forsake.
adj.
2. deserted; forlorn.
for•sak′en•ly, adv.
for•sak′en•ness, n.
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forsaken

adjective
1. abandoned, ignored, lonely, stranded, ditched, left behind, marooned, outcast, forlorn, cast off, jilted, friendless, left in the lurch She felt forsaken and gave up any attempt at order.
2. deserted, abandoned, isolated, solitary, desolate, forlorn, destitute, disowned, godforsaken a forsaken church and a derelict hotel

forsaken

adjective
Having been given up and left alone:
Translations

forsaken

[fərˈseɪkən] adj [place] → abandonné(e)
see also god-forsaken
References in classic literature ?
Immediately it occurred that these words were to me; why else should they be directed in such a manner, just at the moment when I was mourning over my condition, as one forsaken of God and man?
From this moment I began to conclude in my mind that it was possible for me to be more happy in this forsaken, solitary condition than it was probable I should ever have been in any other particular state in the world; and with this thought I was going to give thanks to God for bringing me to this place.
He pulled up his horse, and with great glee joined in the joke by saying, "What a marvel it is that hairs which are not mine should fly from me, when they have forsaken even the man on whose head they grew.
For I dream I know not how, And my soul is sorely shaken Lest an evil step be taken, - Lest the dead who is forsaken May not be happy now.
It was a wild, forsaken road, now winding through dreary pine barrens, where the wind whispered mournfully, and now over log causeways, through long cypress swamps, the doleful trees rising out of the slimy, spongy ground, hung with long wreaths of funeral black moss, while ever and anon the loathsome form of the mocassin snake might be seen sliding among broken stumps and shattered branches that lay here and there, rotting in the water.
What once was a large garden was now all grown over with weeds, through which, here and there, some solitary exotic reared its forsaken head.
Now that he has forsaken you, he has left you free to be mine.
Now that he has forsaken me," she answered, "I am more unworthy of you than ever
In my forlorn situation, forsaken in a strange place, I dreamed of you again, and I appealed to you again as my one protector and friend.
The blood, which before had forsaken her cheeks, now made her sufficient amends, by rushing all over her face and neck with such violence, that they became all of a scarlet colour.
This city had remained faithful to him, after the whole nation had forsaken his cause to join the standard of Parliament and liberty.
The tension in Forsaken comes not from the question of whether or not Christian will be judged guilty, but from Mears's dawning realization of the profound, murderous injustice of his world, and his reaction to that realization.