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  • as inbreak faith
  • as infail

synonyms for break one's word

  • betray
  • break promise
  • forswear oneself
  • perjure oneself
  • renege
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • omit
  • forget
  • slight
  • fault
  • overlook
  • blink
  • discount
  • abort
  • slip
  • disregard
  • disappoint
  • miscarry
  • desert
  • funk
  • back out
  • let down
  • overpass
  • go astray
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How to use break one's word in a sentence

Not a word now,” cried Longcluse harshly, extending his hand quickly towards him; “I may do that which can't be undone.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Every word that now fell from the agitated Empress was balm to the affrighted nerves of her daughter.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Now for the tempering of the Gudgeons, I leave it to the judgment of the Workman; but a word or two of the polishing of it.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Huxley quotes with satirical gusto Dr. Wace's declaration as to the word "Infidel."
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
If old Piegan Smith hadn't been sampling the contents of that keg so industriously he would never have made a break.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Whatever you do, don't write a word to that Carr friend of yours; he's as sharp as a two-edged sword.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BREAK ONE'S WORD

  • betray
  • break one's word
  • break promise
  • forswear oneself
  • perjure oneself
  • renege
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.