forspent

[ fawr-spent ]
/ fɔrˈspɛnt /

adjective Archaic.

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Also fore·spent [fawr-spent, fohr-] /fɔrˈspɛnt, ˈfoʊr-/ .

Origin of forspent

First recorded in 1550–70; past participle of Middle English forspenden, Old English forspendan; see for-, spend
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Example sentences from the Web for forspent

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

    The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross

British Dictionary definitions for forspent

forspent

forespent

/ (fɔːˈspɛnt) /

adjective

archaic tired out; exhausted
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