forswearing

[ fawr-swair ]SEE DEFINITION OF forswearing

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORSWEARING

I must save myself by forswearing the Ismaelians and be all loyalty to the arch-sultan.

Must the city of Clovis bow like him, taking on new vows and forswearing old?

Only I must break off sharp, must escape all reminders by forswearing all returns.

To him even did I tell my family name, and the shame I had saved it from by forswearing it.

And, thinking of this, suspicion assailed him that forswearing had been slightly insincere and perfunctory.

All my life-service is unweighed against that faithless hour of my forswearing.

This with much more alarmed surprise than if you had declared your intention of forswearing clothes.

Thus no colonial member could get in but by forswearing his principles and abandoning the interests of his order.

When the desired number is but small, the problem is sometimes solved by having two or three children and forswearing all adults.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English forswerian "swear falsely," also "abandon or renounce on oath," from for- "completely" + swerian "to swear." Related: Forswore; forsworn; forswearing.

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