Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of forswear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

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Examples

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

    CHAPTER XIII

  • Thus the Brotherhood has gone out of its way in recent weeks to appear in the most benign light, making an ally of former IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei and forswearing any immediate political ambitions.

    Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood

  • Clinton administration counterterrorism officials have stated that they received assurances from foreign governments receiving rendered suspects forswearing torture, but no human-rights organization takes those assurances seriously.

    Is That The Question? | ATTACKERMAN

  • After all, I was merely forswearing a bad habit, forgoing a bad frame of mind.

    Chapter 30

  • Instead, Treasury is trying to negotiate bailouts bank by bank, and behaving as if the banks hold all the cards — contorting the terms of each deal to minimize government ownership while forswearing government influence over bank strategy or operations.

    The Quiet Coup

  • I suppose this attitude explains why Conservatives react to the adoption of their ideas by liberals not by saying “thanks for coming around” but rather by abandoning and forswearing their own previous ideas.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Jonathan Rauch on David Frum on the Conservative Movement

  • Crunchy Frog says: libarbarian: I suppose this attitude explains why Conservatives react to the adoption of their ideas by liberals not by saying “thanks for coming around” but rather by abandoning and forswearing their own previous ideas.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Jonathan Rauch on David Frum on the Conservative Movement

  • Yet it is worth noting that, by forswearing future acquisitions of recently looted work, as the Getty did under Ms. True's leadership, the museum actually did what no other major acquiring museum would do for many years.

    The Beautiful and the True

  • Leading by example, the United States announced a review of its nuclear posture - forswearing the use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states, so long as they are in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    Jim Luce: Ground-Breaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

  • He would continue to live in Iran for 15 years, forswearing political activity and eventually fleeing to Paris with his wife when the opportunity arose.

    Memories of Iran

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