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 Meanings and Examples of FORFEIT
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forfeit
 v.  lose or be deprived of property or a right or privilege as a penalty for wrongdoing
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  For, provided your army be kept together, you do not, in losing what you voluntarily abandon, forfeit your military reputation, or sacrifice your hopes of final success.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXVII.
2  His force, and the state of war he put himself in, made him forfeit his life, but gave me no title to his goods.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
3  I am conquered: my life, it is true, as forfeit, is at mercy, but not my wife's and children's.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  I could not forfeit their lives; they were not mine to forfeit.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  My wife had a share in my estate; that neither could I forfeit.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  Nor do Teucrians alone pay forfeit of their blood; once and again valour returns even in conquered hearts, and the victorious Grecians fall.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
7  Now let him perish, and pay forfeit to the Trojans of his innocent blood.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
8  Take these, and draw from the quiver an avenging shaft; by it shall he pay me forfeit of his blood, whoso, Trojan or Italian alike, shall sully her sacred body with a wound.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
9  Jupiter himself holds up the two scales in even balance, and lays in them the different fates of both, trying which shall pay forfeit of the strife, whose weight shall sink in death.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
10  What Edward had done to forfeit the right of eldest son, might have puzzled many people to find out; and what Robert had done to succeed to it, might have puzzled them still more.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
11  It was right that I should pay the forfeit of my headlong passion.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
12  A truant provincial was paying the forfeit of his disobedience, by being plundered of those very effects which had caused him to desert his place in the ranks.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
13  If you leave, you forfeit your whole position forever.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
14  "Another forfeit for a Gallicism," said a Russian writer who was present.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVII
15  He paid her only the compliment of attention; and she felt a respect for him on the occasion, which the others had reasonably forfeited by their shameless want of taste.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
Example Sentence:
1  If you're caught, customs officers will seize the goods and present you with a choice: either pay the duty owed as a fine or forfeit your car.
2  The soul of the nation was forfeit from the day of its creation.
3  If you always tease others like that, you'll forfeit the good opinion of your friends.
4  By being absent from the trial, he forfeited the right to appeal.
5  He has forfeited the right to represent the people.