forsaken [fawr-sey-kuh n] Examples verb

  1. past participle of forsake.


  1. 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.

    Ossian in Germany

    Rudolf Tombo

  • I was struck with the exceeding loneliness and forsakenness of this spot.

    Letters from Switzerland

    Samuel Irenus Prime

  • The sound of its feeble cry brought a forsakenness about the mother’s heart nothing could remove.

    The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant

    Alexander Johnstone Wilson

  • This sense of forsakenness seems to have had some mysterious connection with the pains of death.

    Expositor’s Bible: The Gospel of Matthew

    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.

    The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920


  • British Dictionary definitions for forsakenness forsaken verb

    1. the past participle of forsake


    1. completely deserted or helpless; abandoned

    Derived Formsforsakenly, adverbforsakenness, noun Word Origin and History for forsakenness forsaken adj.

    mid-13c., past participle adjective from forsake. Related: Forsakenly.

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