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transitive verbforsook, forsaken
- The little creature had brought the warmth and security of her childhood back to her for a fleeting moment, and now, once again, she was abandoned and forsaken.
- Abandoned by their father, forsaken by neighbors, Bolas and the children kept vigil over their mother.
- If back in '64 the system seemed to have abandoned and forsaken people, what of now?
- Will the one who brought them into the land abandon and forsake them now?
- But at some point in life, you must abandon books, forsake the forewarning words of others, and find out for yourself.
2(relinquish)(pleasure/habits) renunciar a
- She forsook her suitors and renounced the comforts of her family home.
- The track counsels people to guard against forsaking their traditional values for foreign ones.
- He definitely needs to cut back, but he doesn't have to forsake his principles to do that.
- But their hi-tech approach doesn't forsake the old values.
- If you can forsake your fundamental principles for any reason then you are not the kind of person who can take the country forward.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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