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for To forswear one''s self
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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!
To forswear one's self, to swear falsely; to perjure one's
self. "Thou shalt not forswear thyself." --Matt. v. 33.
Syn: See Perjure.
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