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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
  • She should forswear contributions from special interest groups.
  • "It’s rank poison," said he, grasping the bottle by the neck, "and I forswear it."
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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  • I did then forswear ever drawing any body again.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I’ll forswear arms.
    Shakespeare  --  King Henry IV, Part 1
  • Her and her blind boy’s scandal’d company I have forsworn.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • have you both forsworn me?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • to swear and to forswear; according as marriage binds and blood breaks:
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Who heard me to deny it or forswear it?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors

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  • To wrong my friend, I shall be much forsworn
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • I forswore not thee:
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Or we can deny our brokenness, forswear compassion, and, as a result, deny our own humanity.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • This was followed by A Farewell to Arms, An American Tragedy and Wolfe’s Of Time and the River, the last translated so wretchedly into Polish that she was forced to break the vow she had made, in the prison camp, to forswear for the rest of her life anything written in German, and read a German version that she was able to obtain from a branch of the public library.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But kiss the iron and change my name to MacKenzie, and forswear all I’m born to?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • "That is quite my opinion," said the gentleman; "nothing induces serious duels so much as a duel forsworn."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I could teach you How to choose right, but then I am forsworn; So will I never be; so may you miss me; But if you do, you’ll make me wish a sin, That I had been forsworn.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Fairies, skip hence; I have forsworn his bed and company.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • And the oath you speak of I’ll take willingly, with all my heart, and will not, before heaven, be forsworn.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Being returned home at last, Captain Pollard once more sailed for the Pacific in command of another ship, but the gods shipwrecked him again upon unknown rocks and breakers; for the second time his ship was utterly lost, and forthwith forswearing the sea, he has never tempted it since.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I may not choose, said the Lady Ettard, but if I should be forsworn; and so she granted him to fulfil all his desire.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • When from the hail-storm of thy threats I fled I sware thou wouldst not see me here again; But the wild rapture of a glad surprise Intoxicates, and so I’m here forsworn.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • He was retiring into a community, and would forswear the world and all possessions, and this was the first time that a black man had done such a thing in South Africa.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • An I thought that, I’d forswear it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Here I kneel:— If e’er my will did trespass ’gainst his love, Either in discourse of thought or actual deed; Or that mine eyes, mine ears, or any sense, Delighted them in any other form; Or that I do not yet, and ever did, And ever will, though he do shake me off To beggarly divorcement,—love him dearly, Comfort forswear me!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • I may not choose, said the Lady Ettard, but if I should be forsworn; and so she granted him to fulfil all his desire.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • If you swear, my lord, you shall not be forsworn.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • forsworn priest!
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It was made a great favour of; and altogether it was more than I could bear; and so I never would finish it, to have it apologised over as an unfavourable likeness, to every morning visitor in Brunswick Square;—and, as I said, I did then forswear ever drawing any body again.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The plain truth is, I have forsworn and abjured the whole business these many years, and my soul is sick of it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He simply threw up his cards and forswore his game for that time and always.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • But, indeed, I can do you little harm: you’ll forswear this again.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States of America and faithfully defend the United States from any or all attack by foreign or domestic forces, and forswear any form of allegiance or obedience to the Japanese emperor, or any other foreign government, power, or organization?
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • I am yet Unknown to woman; never was forsworn; Scarcely have coveted what was mine own; At no time broke my faith; would not betray The devil to his fellow; and delight No less in truth than life: my first false speaking Was this upon myself:—what I am truly, Is thine and my poor country’s to command: Whither, indeed, before thy here-approach, Old Siward, with ten thousand warlike men Already at a point, was setting forth: Now we’ll together; and the chance of goodness Be like ourů
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Carol forswore herself; declared that Gopher Prairie had the color of Algiers and the gaiety of Mardi Gras.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • —To do this deed, Promotion follows: if I could find example Of thousands that had struck anointed kings And flourish’d after, I’d not do’t; but since Nor brass, nor stone, nor parchment, bears not one, Let villainy itself forswear’t.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • She had forsworn the marital state for the rest of her life, she declared, as the demands of travel and the insane hours of her job were unacceptable to any man worth having.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I never prospered since I forswore myself at primero.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Believe it not; these villains are of no religion: did they forswear themselves?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • For he had forsworn him from victory-weapons, And each one of edges.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • Every year thousands, forswearing the world, gave themselves to service here.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • If you do not return, the whole realm will know you forsworn.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • No one can say I forswore myself.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Poor Clarence did forsake his father, Warwick; Ay, and forswore himself,—which Jesu pardon!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • His refusal to forswear moonshine, however, mocked her with the most painful failure of all.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • "Any man would be forsworn to gain a kingdom," said Eric.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Did ye hear her cry To them that guard man’s faith forsworn, Themis and Zeus ?
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • I’ll forswear keeping house, afore I’ll be in these tirrits and frights.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
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