He understood that to be leisurely is to forsake possibilities, even lives.
Muhammad assumed this risk because he refused to forsake any opportunity for peace.
Later, he pledged to the Americans serving under him in the Continental Army “I never will forsake you.”
The Kremlin will have little choice but to forsake its mega-projects.
Tens of millions more could and almost certainly will forsake their offices at least some of the time in the not distant future.
And the day will come when his last friends will forsake him, and he will call in vain on her whom he has lost for ever.
In these trying hours, his serenity and trust in God did not forsake him.
When Margaret heard the news of her champion's defeat her courage seemed at first to forsake her.
She would not forsake Paolo even in the gloomy regions of despair.
forsake Plato if you must,—but you may do so only at the price of justifying yourself in the terms of Aristotelian arithmetic.