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The Taming of the Shrew
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forswear
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The Taming of the Shrew
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  • have you both forsworn me?
  • Would all the world but he had quite forsworn!
  • Nay, I have ta’en you napping, gentle love, And have forsworn you with Hortensio.
  • O! we are spoiled; and yonder he is: deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone.
  • Signior Lucentio, Here is my hand, and here I firmly vow Never to woo her more, but do forswear her, As one unworthy all the former favours That I have fondly flatter’d her withal.
  • Signior Hortensio, I have often heard Of your entire affection to Bianca; And since mine eyes are witness of her lightness, I will with you, if you be so contented, Forswear Bianca and her love for ever.

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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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