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forsake (in H8 II. i. 89* absol. app.=leave the body)
1. to decline, refuse All'sW. II. iii. 62, 1H6 IV. ii. 14 “If you the offer of their love,” Oth. IV. ii. 125 “forsook so many noble matches.”
2. to give up, renounce, reject Err. IV. iii. 19 “and bid you your liberty,” Lucr. 1538 “‘It cannot be’, she in that sense forsook, And turn'd it thus.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (3):
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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