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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of perjure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Guilty of perjury; having sworn falsely; forsworn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Guilty of perjury; that has sworn falsely, or is false to vows or protestations: as, a perjured villain.
- Deliberately or wilfully broken or falsified.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Who would suffer himself publicly to be called a perjured villain?
In a white-heat of wrath and sorrow Frithjof starts out to call her perjured brothers to account.
Page 9 boast of Gen. Butler has been in part achieved of holding up what he is pleased to term a perjured people to the derision of mankind.
He whom his adversaries describe as a perjured Prelatist, is desirous that his predecessors should be held moderate in their power, and just in their execution of its privileges, when truly, the unimpassioned peruser of the annals of those times shall deem them sanguinary, violent, and tyrannical.
Who would suffer himself publickly to be called a perjured villain?
"He could not be called perjured, since he never took that sacrilegious covenant."
On Tuesday, two Knightstown, Ind., homeowners who were foreclosed on filed a federal-court lawsuit against Bank of America, claiming they were deprived of their property because of "perjured" affidavits.
We were right, it seems, in putting some stress on that "perjured" when we first met it.
Shakespeare also talks of himself in sonnet 152 as "perjured," for he only swears in order to misuse his love, or with a side glance at the fact that he is married and therefore perjured when he swears love to one not his wife.
Indeed, throughout all Greece, the system of swearing was considered as of the most immoral tendency, the very word, which signified "perjured," in the Greek language, meaning, when analysed, "he that adds oath to oath," or "the taker of many oaths."
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