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verb as in abandon, disavow

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Example Sentences

It’s never been true before in human history that the most powerful weapon available to our species was widely forsworn.

From Vox

The pact bound partner nations to use space only for peaceful purposes, to forswear claims of sovereignty over any region beyond Earth, to lend aid to astronauts in distress, and more.

From Time

You do not forswear studying by electric light because Lincoln relied on his fireplace.

A veritable Judas, preparing to forswear his people and their cause, willing to lie and deny his participation.

They made up their minds to forswear the love of women with all its humiliations and disappointments and futilities.

Fortune had been kind to him and he had passed so many competitors on the way that he could forswear jealousy and be generous.

Well, I go; an he should not take it, Firk swears to forswear him.

We'll trip it tightly, And make my sad young mistress merry again, Or I'll forswear the cellar.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to forswear, such as: forgo, forsake, recant, renounce, repudiate, and swear off.

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