forsaken [fawr-sey-kuh n] Examples verb
- past participle of .
- deserted; abandoned; forlorn: an old, forsaken farmhouse.
Related formsfor·sak·en·ly, adverbfor·sak·en·ness, nounself-for·sak·en, adjectiveun·for·sak·en, adjective Examples from the Web for forsakenness Historical Examples of forsakenness
At the beginning we have an imitation of the Ossianic mood of forsakenness and wildness.
I was struck with the exceeding loneliness and forsakenness of this spot.
Samuel Irenus Prime
The sound of its feeble cry brought a forsakenness about the mother’s heart nothing could remove.
Alexander Johnstone Wilson
This sense of forsakenness seems to have had some mysterious connection with the pains of death.
John Monro Gibson
We drive in—into all this silence, this—this ‘forsakenness,’ this dream of a world between her lights of day and night time.
British Dictionary definitions for forsakenness forsaken verb
- the past participle of
- completely deserted or helpless; abandoned
Derived Formsforsakenly, adverbforsakenness, noun Word Origin and History for forsakenness forsaken adj.
mid-13c., past participle adjective from. Related: Forsakenly.