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Swerve, to leave the due or intended course, to go astray, to be inconstant: “the cause of this fair gift in me is wanting, and so my patent back again is --ing,” Sonn. 87, 8. “the fairest youth that ever made eye s.” Wint. IV, 4, 385. “constant in spirit, not --ing with the blood,” H5 II, 2, 133. “I have offended reputation, a most unnoble --ing,” Ant. III, 11, 50. “but, alas, I s.” Cymb. V, 4, 129. With from, == to deviate from: “that you s. not from the smallest article of it,” Meas. IV, 2, 107. “if I be false, or s. a hair from truth,” Troil. III, 2, 191.
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