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forspent

[ fawr-spent ]

adjective

, Archaic.


forspent

/ fɔːˈspɛnt /

adjective

  1. archaic.
    tired out; exhausted


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Word History and Origins

Origin of forspent1

First recorded in 1550–70; past participle of Middle English forspenden, Old English forspendan; for-, spend

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Example Sentences

How few of us are willing to go alone into the woods whither the Master went, clean forspent, clean forspent?

No wonder there is an appalling infant mortality, while a childbed death is too often the fate of the forspent mother.

Her face was pale, and she had the appearance of one who is utterly forspent.

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