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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forswear  \For*swear"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Forswore};  p.  p.  {Forsworn}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Forswearing}.]  [OE.  forsweren  forswerien 
  AS  forswerian  pref.  for-  +  swerian  to  swear.  See  {For-}, 
  and  {Swear},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  reject  or  renounce  upon  oath;  hence  to  renounce 
  earnestly,  determinedly,  or  with  protestations. 
 
  I  .  .  .  do  forswear  her  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  deny  upon  oath. 
 
  Like  innocence,  and  as  serenely  bold  As  truth,  how 
  loudly  he  forswears  thy  gold!  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  forswear  one's  self},  to  swear  falsely;  to  perjure  one's 
  self  ``Thou  shalt  not  forswear  thyself.''  --Matt.  v.  33. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Perjure}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forsworn  \For*sworn"\, 
  p.  p.  of  {Forswear}. 




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