- past participle of forsake.
- deserted; abandoned; forlorn: an old, forsaken farmhouse.
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Examples from the Web for forsakenness
At the beginning we have an imitation of the Ossianic mood of forsakenness and wildness.Ossian in Germany
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 past participle of forsake
- completely deserted or helpless; abandoned
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Word Origin and History for forsakenness
mid-13c., past participle adjective from forsake. Related: Forsakenly.
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