forsaken forsaken  /fɔr ˈseɪ kən/


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



  1. I had hiked four days to reach this forsaken place deep in the jungles of Xaysomboune, northern Laos.
  2. The poor and the middle class are very different in the ways they have forsaken marriage.



  1. "To the people of Haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. You will not be forgotten. In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you. The world stands with you," Obama said.
    on Jan 14, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  2. "Once again, the generosity of the American people is one of the great untold stories of our time," Bush said on Wednesday, adding, "Our citizens are offering comfort to millions who suffer and restoring hope to those who feel forsaken"...
    on May 31, 2007 By: President Bush Source:

  3. "In the spirit of President (Barack) Obama, we go to demonstrate the ongoing American commitment to the Haitian people -- that they will not be forsaken or forgotten," Pelosi said in a statement.
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: AFP

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