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Definition of godforsaken

2 : neglected and miserable in appearance or circumstances

Examples of godforsaken in a Sentence

Who would want to visit such a godforsaken place? grew up in the kind of godforsaken town in which everyone drank in order to forget that they were there
Recent Examples on the Web It’s a mode of have-it-all eclecticism that is frequently redolent of the wishful artists’ statements that art schools require their students to write—a godforsaken prose genre that is, at best, wholesomely cynical. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 Erin and their two young children are none too happy about idling while awaiting repairs at a godforsaken motel in the middle of nowhere with an empty pool and the only place to eat a dismal Subway restaurant. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 Ballylough, a godforsaken spot of near-perpetual rain. Alissa Simon, Variety, 13 Feb. 2022 From his youth at boarding school in Brienne-le-Château to his final months on the godforsaken island of St. Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte was an avid gardener who sought to create order and beauty in the natural world. Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021 Soon, that godforsaken beach will be a distant memory! Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 21 May 2021 She's seen at last, but in a godforsaken way, an object of ridicule, forever on the internet. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, 18 Aug. 2020 In Milwaukee broadly and 53206 specifically, the task of racecraft is made easier, with black people relegated, both formally and informally, to certain areas that are considered godforsaken slums. Caleb Gayle, The New Republic, 15 Oct. 2019 The father of three adult children lives in El Sobrante and sets his alarm for the godforsaken time of 2:50 a.m. each morning. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, 3 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of godforsaken

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Godforsaken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godforsaken. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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