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- Rhymes: -ɛnt
- (archaic, poetic) exhausted
- 1844, Various, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLV. July, 1844. Vol. LVI.:
- IV. But he felt no hunger, and unheeded Left the wine, and eager for the rest Which his limbs, forspent with travel, needed, On the couch he laid him, still undress'd.
- 1898, Unknown, High History of the Holy Graal:
- Messire Gawain taketh it, for his own was broken short, and departeth from the knight and commendeth him to God. And he goeth his way a great pace, and Messire Gawain also goeth amidst the forest, and full weary is he and forspent with travail.