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forswear (also intr. and refl. ‘to swear falsely’)
1. to abandon or renounce on oath Tp. IV. i. 91 “Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company I have forsworn” ; construed with infin. (only S.) Tw.N. III. iv. 279 “ to wear iron about you,” Cor. V. iii. 80 “The things I have forsworn to grant,” Rom. I. i. 229 “She hath forsworn to love.”
2. to deny or repudiate on oath or with strong words Err. V. i. 11 “that self chain . . . Which he forswore . . . to have,” Shr. V. i. 113 “deny him, him,” 1H4 V. ii. 38 “forswearing that he is forsworn.”
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