abandoning (part of speech: verb)
ridding (part of speech: verb)
relinquishing (part of speech: verb)
- I was beginning to utter a most vehement protest against the mere idea of ever forsaking Cornelius, when he interfered, and informed me that his paternal pride and feelings would be wounded to the quick at the idea of my remaining an old maid. - "Daisy Burns (Volume 2)", Julia Kavanagh.
- Again they went out into the night and forsaking the crowded town sought the seaside. - "A Victor of Salamis", William Stearns Davis.
- At first they had a considerable run of luck for about three weeks, but Fortune then forsaking them, they were reduced to be downright penniless, without any hopes of relief or assistance from their friends sufficient to carry on their expenses. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.