What is forsake?

  • (verb): Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.
    Synonyms: abandon, desolate, desert

Famous quotes containing the word forsake:

    Art thou gone in haste?
    I’ll not forsake thee!
    Runn’st thou ne’er so fast,
    I’ll o’ertake thee!
    John Webster (c. 1580–1638)

    Thy seas in delicate haze
    Go off; those mooned sands forsake their place;
    And where they are, shall other seas in turn
    Mow with their scythes of whiteness other bays.
    Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)

    My mother had a maid called Barbary;
    She was in love, and he she loved proved mad,
    And did forsake her. She had a song of “Willow,”
    An old thing ‘twas, but it expressed her fortune,
    And she died singing it. That song tonight
    Will not go from my mind.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)