- exhausted with fatigue.
Origin of fordone
First recorded in 1580–90; past participle of fordo
- to do away with; kill; destroy.
- to ruin; undo.
Origin of fordo
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Examples from the Web for fordone
There, once more, rose frightful struggle; desperate attempt by the fordone Prussians to retake that Height.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)
He came across them as they fared slowly down the bent, looking weary and fordone.The Sundering Flood
Two days he battled thus with storm and blindness, and wanhope of his life; for he was growing weak and fordone.The Wood Beyond the World
Many of the men wore out before dawn and were fordone: hands frozen, feet frozen, lips and throat frozen—heart frozen.Billy Topsail, M.D.
He moaned again, but so hopelessly, as being so weary and fordone, that Abbot Milo began to blubber out loud.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay
- to destroy
- to exhaust
Old English fordōn; related to Old Saxon fardōn, Old High German fartuon, Dutch verdoen; see for-, do 1
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