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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of foreswear.


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  • Of course, after all that, you would think outwardly progressive organizations would have learned their lesson and foresworn the whole lions-and-lambs, utopianism-as-pragmatism approach to climate policy, right?

    Keith Harrington: Post-Partisan Bunk: Climate Solutions From Climate Deniers?

  • I am sure you will find practitioners who have foresworn health insurance for this reason.

    Wonk Room » AHIP Attempts to Portray Doctors as Villains

  • She is a judge who has foresworn judicial activism in her confirmation hearings, but who has a long record of it prior to 2009.

    McCain to vote against Sotomayor

  • This approach to literary study, which is probably shared by a large number of literature professors, has implicitly concluded that literature is not really capable even of helping students "learn something about themselves or the world along the way" and has essentially foresworn the study of literature altogether for the kinds of objects Dr. Crazy mentions.

    Literary Study

  • For decades, it has foresworn discretionary monetary policy altogether, relying on a simple dollar-linked currency board.

    Moving Toward 21st Century Capitalism

  • AstraZeneca has foresworn large acquisitions and diversification, and is relying on new drug development.

    AstraZeneca Still Falling Behind Rivals

  • Every year on his birthday, Tiger and his mother would make gifts of rice, sugar and salt to monks who had foresworn a material life.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Brit Hume's Buddhist Smack Down on Tiger Woods

  • A misplaced cut or a missing suture are accidents, but one billing specialist per hospital bed is not and is, or should be, foresworn.

    Stephen Herrington: 'Cadillac Tax' Debate Shows We Don't Understand the Problem

  • "I think the earmark system is a symptom of a broken budgeting process," said Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican from Prince William County who said he has foresworn all but defense- or security-related earmarks since 2009 because of their dubiousness.

    Impact of congressional earmarks evident across region

  • Green reported that many prominent Republicans, including foresworn Clinton foes Gingrich and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, warmed to Clinton in similar ways, and colleagues offered glowing reports of her willingness to move aside deferentially in photographs and to pour coffee for her mostly male colleagues, who approved of her efforts to be “a workhorse, not a show horse.”

    Big Girls Don’t Cry


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