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    Forsake and leave

    Hi there. What's the difference between forsake and leave?

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    Re: Forsake and leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's tear View Post
    Hi there. What's the difference between forsake and leave?
    For one, forsake is much stronger in meaning than leave because there is the additional element of finality to it.
    if you forsake somebody , you leave someone forever/abandon him/her, especially when they need you most

    Moreover, forsake is predominantly used in literature/the Bible or formal speech
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    My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
    That you would be faithful, not deny Him, forsake sin, live or die for Him, or witness to your neighbor?

    hope this helps.

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    Re: Forsake and leave

    There is more emotion in "forsake.'

    He had to forsake his favorite donut shop when he went on a diet.

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    Re: Forsake and leave

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    For one, forsake is much stronger in meaning than leave because there is the additional element of finality to it.
    if you forsake somebody , you leave someone forever/abandon him/her, especially when they need you most

    Moreover, forsake is predominantly used in literature/the Bible or formal speech
    eg
    My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
    That you would be faithful, not deny Him, forsake sin, live or die for Him, or witness to your neighbor?

    hope this helps.
    It's amazingly helpful and clear. Thank you.

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