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  • v. Simple past of foreswear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of forswear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit and past, participle of forswear.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But he had won rehabilitation from the West in recent years after he forswore terrorism and opened his weapons facilities to American inspectors.

    Gaddafi refuses to cede power; protesters win backing of defectors

  • Over the past 25 years, Democrats and Republicans alike forswore their allegiance to the central responsibility of elected legislators to make choices, balance priorities and pass budgets with integrity.

    Time for Congress to Face Facts: They Are the Death Panel

  • On the other hand, Japan forswore the right to acquire nuclear weapons and joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1976 on the understa nding that India and other states would not be accepted in the future as nuclear-weapon powers.

    Solving Tokyo's Nuclear Conundrum

  • In his closing address, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forswore reference entirely, as if even one mention would sully the Conference's success, or dishonor its guests.

    Nazee Moinian: Is Iran the New Four-Letter Word?

  • Now suppose that we lived in an economy that forswore fossil fuels and extracted all of its energy from much more expensive sources.

    Hurricane Gustav in a Carbon-Free Economy

  • And yet, empaneled to investigate this greatest crime of the nation's history, the 9/11 Commission forswore such tactics, sat back and scratched their heads when offered contradictory testimony.

    Author of 9/11 Commission Report: Don't Believe Us

  • In a Today show interview, Limbaugh forswore any leadership role with the GOP while boasting of his ability to monopolize media coverage for days on end.

    John McQuaid: Is Obama a "Narcissist"?

  • The mode of expansion was itself ingenious because it forswore willy-nilly growth in favor of building meaningful communities whose interlocking loyalties tied them more closely to Facebook.

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  • Under the advice of counsel, reinforced by the stern admonitions of the judiciary, I forswore my taste and talents for revenge, spite, and vengence.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Critics like Granville Hicks, Edmund Wilson, and Lionel Trilling—all three on the intellectual Left—attacked Cather for “her neglect of contemporary social realities, her retreat into a nostalgic past that forswore the complexity of modern life.”

    Archive 2009-02-01


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