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forswear
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Great Expectations
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  • Put the case that pretty nigh all the children he saw in his daily business life he had reason to look upon as so much spawn, to develop into the fish that were to come to his net,—to be prosecuted, defended, forsworn, made orphans, bedevilled somehow.

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  • asked the Palestinians to forswear terrorism
  • Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight, For I never saw true beauty till this night.
    Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet

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