forsake forsake  /fɔr ˈseɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (v) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The lifeboat had not forsaken the shipwrecked for it came back again and again to see if anyone was alive.
  2. When, in the final moment, the shuttle kissed the top of the net and fell slowly down his own court, James knew that luck had finally forsaken him.
  3. Gwen says she will not forsake the pleasures of life for some nebulous rewards promised afterlife.

News

  • Why don't teams trade in June?

    Why, Lord, why? Why do teams forsake me in June? Isn't it a no-brainer for a contender that having a player for three or four months is a whole month better than having them for two to three? Why wouldn't teams be more aggressive earlier in the season?
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "I was most impressed that people in the face of horror and evil would not forsake their God. In the face of unspeakable crimes against humanity, brave souls - young and old - stood strong for what they believe," Bush said.
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "All nations have the right to peaceful nuclear energy," Obama said yesterday. "Nations with nuclear weapons must move towards disarmament; those nations without nuclear weapons must forsake them."
    on Sep 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: London Free Press

  3. "I call on all Iraqis of every sectarian and ethnic community to realize the magnitude of the danger threatening the future of the country and to unite and forsake hatred and violence," Sistani said in a statement. "Replace it with love and...
    on Jul 20, 2006 By: Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Source: NEWS.com.au

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