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 ?
We got into some dry clothing, and while our supper was preparing we loafed forsakenly through a couple of vast cavernous drawing-rooms, one of which had a stove in it.
How forsakenly he stands there, and yet how steadfastly, how unapproachably.