forsaking forsaking  /fɔr ˈseɪ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of forsaking
  2. (n) the act of giving something up

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Usage(s):

  1. Old-school birthing is back in style, with well-read women forsaking obstetricians for midwives and epidurals for warm baths.
  2. In several Malaysian states, forsaking Islam is a crime punishable by prison time.
  3. In Kelantan state, Muslim women must wear headscarves in public, while several states have made forsaking Islam a crime that can result in prison time.

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  1. Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, added: "The Mugabe regime cannot be considered legitimate in the absence of a run-off. In forsaking the most basic tenet of governance, the protection of its people, the government of Zimbabwe must be...
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Smith explains, "I mean, wow, (my HITCH co-star) EVA MENDES is freaking gorgeous. Our perspective is, You don't avoid what's natural. You're going to be attracted to people. In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others'. The vow that we...
    on Feb 8, 2005 By: Will Smith Source: Contactmusic.com

  3. "They understood that even as thoughts of God forsaking her entered her mind, she never rejected God, such was her thirst for God, such was her greatness," Sister Nirmala told Reuters at the weekend. "Her letters are inspiring and it has...
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Sister Nirmala Source: Reuters

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