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  • to lead so as to injure or destroy, bring to harm, destruction, &c., betray :-- Þér hé wæs ǽrost geswenced mid grimmum gefeohte and micelne dǽl his heres forlǽdde (

    ubi acerba primum pugna fatigatus, deinde . . . non paruum numerum . . . disperdidit,

      Bd. 1, 2), Chr. P. 5, 6.
  • Hé mid firde fór . . . and sóna þæs folces þone mǽstan dǽl fleónde forlǽdde and mid searwe þǽm cyninge on onwald gedyde

    acceptum exercitum statim Cyro per proditionem tradit,

      Ors. 1, 12; S. 52, 27.
  • Hié forlǽddan tó þám lindplegan swǽse gesíðas and hyra sylfra feorh

    they carried themselves and their comrades to a fight that was fatal to all,

      B. 2039.
  • Mé þás woruldsǽlða on þis dimme hol forlǽddon,

      Met. 2, 11.
  • Ðæt mód ongit hine selfne on swelcre frecennesse and on swelcne spild forlǽd

    mens sese in praecipitium pervenisse deprehendit,

      Past. 441, 27.
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