Forspent For*spent", a. [AS. forspendan to consume; pref. for- + spendan to spend.] Wasted in strength; tired; exhausted. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

A gentleman almost forspent with speed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • forspent — [fôr spent′] adj. [pp. of obs. forspend < OE forspendan, to use up: see FOR & SPEND] Archaic exhausted with toil; fatigued …   English World dictionary

  • forspent — fə(r)ˈspent adjective Etymology: for + spent archaic : worn out : exhausted forspent with speed Shakespeare * * * /fawr spent /, adj. Archaic. worn out; …   Useful english dictionary

  • forspent — adjective Date: 1563 archaic worn out, exhausted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forspent — /fawr spent /, adj. Archaic. worn out; exhausted. Also, forespent. [ptp. of ME forspenden, OE forspendan. See FOR , SPEND] * * * …   Universalium

  • forspent — adjective exhausted …   Wiktionary

  • forspent — for·spent …   English syllables

  • forspent — for•spent [[t]fɔrˈspɛnt[/t]] adj. archaic worn out; exhausted • Etymology: ptp. of ME forspenden, OE forspendan. See for , spend …   From formal English to slang

  • Forespent — Fore*spent , a. [Obs.] See {Forspent}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for- — prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German far for , Old English for 1. so as to involve prohibition, exclusion, omission, failure, neglect, or refusal < forbid > 2. destructively or detrimentally < fordo > 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Éamonn an Chnoic — The title of this article contains the character É. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Eamonn an Chnoic. Éamonn an Chnoic ( Ned of the Hill ) is a popular song in traditional Irish music. It is a slow, mournful …   Wikipedia

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