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  • 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.†   (source)
  • Bronzini wondered if this is what happens to men who forswear a woman's tangling touch and love.   (source)
    forswear = decide not to engage in
  • She said she had nothing to forswear.   (source)
    forswear = renounce (abandon)
  • Did my heart love till now?
    Forswear it, sight!
    For I never saw true beauty till this night.   (source)
    forswear = swear it is not true
  • Forswear your oath and murder me, and you will watch your little Beth strangle at the end of a rope.†   (source)
  • Would I sooner be hanged for a turncloak by Lord Janos, or forswear my vows, marry Val, and become the Lord of Winterfell?†   (source)
  • This creature who makes cloaks from the skins of women has sworn to cut my heart out, and I mean to make him answer for those words …. but I will not ask my brothers to forswear their vows.†   (source)
  • …. was forswear his vows again.†   (source)
  • She would not have to know the child's destination; she would even forswear any need for knowledge of his whereabouts or his future so long as she could be sure that he was secure somewhere in the heart of the Reich, where he would probably survive, rather than remaining at Auschwitz, where he would certainly perish.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Believe it not; these villains are of no religion: did they forswear themselves?†   (source)
  • For a bag of pepper they would cut each other's throats without hesitation, and would forswear their souls, of which they were so careful otherwise: the bizarre obstinacy of that desire made them defy death in a thousand shapes—the unknown seas, the loathsome and strange diseases; wounds, captivity, hunger, pestilence, and despair.†   (source)
  • …of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To have lost the godlike conceit that we may do what we will, and not to have acquired a homely zest for doing what we can, shows a grandeur of temper which cannot be objected to in the abstract, for it denotes a mind that, though disappointed, forswears compromise.†   (source)
  • But kiss the iron and change my name to MacKenzie, and forswear all I'm born to?   (source)
    forswear = renounce or abandon
  • The MacKenzies are kin to ye, too; it's not a matter of forswearing your blood.   (source)
    forswearing = renouncing or abandoning
  • To wrong my friend, I shall be much forsworn   (source)
    forsworn = renounced
  • Her and her blind boy's scandal'd company I have forsworn.   (source)
    forsworn = decided to do without
  • to swear and to forswear; according as marriage binds and blood breaks:   (source)
    forswear = renounce or disavow something
  • Who heard me to deny it or forswear it?   (source)
    forswear = renounce
  • have you both forsworn me?   (source)
    forsworn = renounced
  • I forswore not thee:   (source)
    forswore = renounced (disavowed or decided to stop doing something)
  • She hath forsworn to love,   (source)
    forsworn = renounced (sworn to stop engaging in)
  • I'll not be forsworn.   (source)
    forsworn = made a liar
  • I'll forswear keeping house, afore I'll be in these tirrits and frights.†   (source)
  • But, indeed, I can do you little harm: you'll forswear this again.†   (source)
  • ]: Deny it, sir, forswear it; know it not.†   (source)
  • O! we are spoiled; and yonder he is: deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone.†   (source)
  • Peace! peace! forbear; Your oath once broke, you force not to forswear.†   (source)
  • Forswear not thyself, sweet youth, for I am not welcome.†   (source)
  • Then fools you were these women to forswear, Or, keeping what is sworn, you will prove fools.†   (source)
  • If it be so, you have wound a goodly clue; If it be not, forswear't: howe'er, I charge thee, As heaven shall work in me for thine avail, To tell me truly.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • Well, for two of them, I know them to be as true-bred cowards as ever turn'd back; and for the third, if he fight longer than he sees reason, I'll forswear arms.†   (source)
  • An I thought that, I'd forswear it.†   (source)
  • As waggish boys in game themselves forswear, So the boy Love is perjur'd everywhere: For ere Demetrius look'd on Hermia's eyne, He hail'd down oaths that he was only mine; And when this hail some heat from Hermia felt, So he dissolv'd, and showers of oaths did melt.†   (source)
  • —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.†   (source)
  • * *forbid gambling* Hazard is very mother of leasings,* *lies And of deceit, and cursed forswearings: Blasphem' of Christ, manslaughter, and waste also Of chattel* and of time; and furthermo' *property It is repreve,* and contrar' of honour, *reproach For to be held a common hazardour.†   (source)
  • If I had a thousand sons, the first humane principle I would teach them should be, to forswear thin potations and to addict themselves to sack.†   (source)
  • Yes, marry, did I; but I was fain to forswear it: they would else have married me to the rotten medlar.†   (source)
  • …proud, fantastical, apish, shallow, inconstant, full of tears, full of smiles; for every passion something and for no passion truly anything, as boys and women are for the most part cattle of this colour; would now like him, now loathe him; then entertain him, then forswear him; now weep for him, then spit at him; that I drave my suitor from his mad humour of love to a living humour of madness; which was, to forswear the full stream of the world and to live in a nook merely monastic.†   (source)
  • Back you shall not to the house, unless you undertake that with me which with as much safety you might answer him: therefore on, or strip your sword stark naked; for meddle you must, that's certain, or forswear to wear iron about you.†   (source)
  • Never saw I Wretches so quake: they kneel, they kiss the earth; Forswear themselves as often as they speak: Bohemia stops his ears, and threatens them With divers deaths in death.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I'll tell you what, you thin man in a censer, I will have you as soundly swinged for this,—you blue-bottle rogue, you filthy famished correctioner, if you be not swinged, I'll forswear half-kirtles.†   (source)
  • To leave my Julia, shall I be forsworn; To love fair Silvia, shall I be forsworn; To wrong my friend, I shall be much forsworn; And even that power which gave me first my oath Provokes me to this threefold perjury: Love bade me swear, and Love bids me forswear.†   (source)
  • Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, Three-pil'd hyperboles, spruce affectation, Figures pedantical; these summer-flies Have blown me full of maggot ostentation: I do forswear them; and I here protest, By this white glove,—how white the hand, God knows!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • Those twelve, with Morzan, became the Thirteen Forsworn.†   (source)
  • If you do not return, the whole realm will know you forsworn.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Any man would be forsworn to gain a kingdom," said Eric.†   (source)
  • The Forsworn never had any children, least of all Morzan.†   (source)
  • He really was an old man-as old as the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • But all the Riders were killed except for the Forsworn, who joined Galbatorix.†   (source)
  • We raced against the Ra'zac and Morzan, last of the Forsworn and the king's finest servant.†   (source)
  • The last Riders they had contact with were Galbatorix and the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • I am the son of Morzan, first and last of the Forsworn.†   (source)
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  • Only Vrael, leader of the Riders, could resist Galbatorix and the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • I am the only child of the Thirteen Servants, or the Forsworn as they're called.†   (source)
  • Why is it I've never heard of any of the Forsworn having children?†   (source)
  • And the thirteen were called the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • He forswore himself, shamed an ally, betrayed a solemn promise.†   (source)
  • I never heard his name mentioned in connection to the Forsworn's deaths," objected Eragon.†   (source)
  • After the death of the Forsworn, he had become Galbatorix's most feared servant.†   (source)
  • Why didn't you tell me that my father was Morzan, the first of the Forsworn?†   (source)
  • After Galbatorix became king, Brom was the only Rider still alive, outside of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • He was the last of the Forsworn to die, and Brom was the one who slew him.†   (source)
  • Eragon asked, referring to the one member of the Forsworn who he knew had died on Vroengard.†   (source)
  • One of the Forsworn had slain Thuviel's dragon a month before.†   (source)
  • Many of the dragons whose bodies Galbatorix and the Forsworn slew are still alive today.†   (source)
  • In the process, Brom killed Morzan, first and last of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • Even three of the Forsworn could not conquer the twelve of us and a dragon.†   (source)
  • You're right…… And that means he was killed by either Galbatorix or the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • Remember, they fought against the Forsworn, and unlike many, they lived to tell of it.†   (source)
  • Galbatorix and his ever-cursed Forsworn slaughtered them in your city of Uru'baen.†   (source)
  • The tale of how you and Oromis were captured by the Forsworn, and how you then escaped.†   (source)
  • The Riders, the dragons, and the Forsworn loosed an enormous amount of energy during the conflict.†   (source)
  • Was it forged during the fall of the Riders, to use against Galbatorix and the Forsworn?†   (source)
  • He spared those who agreed to serve him, but only the twisted dragons of the Forsworn would assist his madness.†   (source)
  • The Forsworn died through various means: suicide, ambush, overuse of magic …. but it was mostly the work of the Varden.†   (source)
  • I thought you were a foe of the Empire, yet here I find you bearing one of the Forsworn's bloody swords!†   (source)
  • I see that you carry an enemy's sword; I was told of this, and that you travel with a son of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • The Varden have a right to know who they shelter under their roof, especially if it's a son of the Forsworn!†   (source)
  • Morzan, before he was a Forsworn.†   (source)
  • Son of one of the Forsworn-the thirteen Riders who had helped Galbatorix destroy their order and anoint himself king of Alagaesia-and Eragon's friend.†   (source)
  • No one can say I forswore myself.†   (source)
  • I am forsaken and forsworn.†   (source)
  • With Tamerlein, Naudra fought free of the Forsworn and returned here with another dragon and Rider, although she died soon afterward of her wounds.†   (source)
  • Naudra was visiting with him in Ilirea when Galbatorix and the Forsworn did sweep down upon the city like a storm from the north.†   (source)
  • Brom personally killed three of the Forsworn, including Morzan, and he was responsible for the deaths of five others.†   (source)
  • After Galbatorix killed Vrael, he flew on Ilirea with the Forsworn and deposed King Angrenost, taking his throne and titles for his own.†   (source)
  • His previous visits had always been pleasant, but it pained him to remember the two nest-mates who had died here, slain by the twisted-mind-Forsworn.†   (source)
  • Arva fought alongside the other Riders to defend Ilirea, but Kialandi of the Forsworn dealt him a mortal blow.†   (source)
  • Thrice we were able to arrange the death of one of the Forsworn; when not ruled by his passions, Brom was a useful weapon for us.†   (source)
  • Still, it never occurred to him, even in his most extravagant daydreams, that he might be the son of a Rider, much less one of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • And that is how it came to be that we were not in Ilirea when Galbatorix and the Forsworn attacked a few hours later.†   (source)
  • It is understandable that Morzan would suspect Brom's involvement, since Brom had arranged the deaths of several of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • -For you. wyrda-fate Wyrdfell-elven name for the Forsworn yawe-a bond of trust zar'roc-misery THEDWARFLANGUAGE: Akh sartos oen durgrimst!†   (source)
  • Another name for the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • Brom was persistence embodied, his name a nightmare for the Forsworn and a beacon of hope for those who still had the spirit to resist the Empire.†   (source)
  • And he gave to Eragon Zar'roc, that had once been the sword of Morzan, first and most powerful of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • The Forsworn died, but not he, for his strength was that of all the dragons, and none could hope to strike him down.†   (source)
  • No, after the Riders fell, we were forced to abandon all our cities aboveground and retreat into our tunnels in order to escape Galbatorix and the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • The experience was so disturbing, at least five of the thirteen, and several of the Forsworn, went mad as a result.†   (source)
  • For centuries, he lived alone in the icy reaches of the north, but when Galbatorix and the Forsworn began to slaughter our kind, he flew to our aid.†   (source)
  • So many of my race hate and fear Dragon Riders because of the crimes Galbatorix, the Forsworn, and now Murtagh have committed against us.†   (source)
  • It was before Hrothgar adopted me, so I saw little of Brom in Tronjheim…… He was always off fighting the Forsworn or engaged in one plot or another.†   (source)
  • The Forsworn broke something within me when I was their captive, and while I can still teach and learn, I can no longer control magic, except for the smallest of spells.†   (source)
  • And Galbatorix and the Forsworn cast down the Riders and burnt their city on the isle of Vroengard and slew every dragon nottheir own, save for three eggs: one red, one blue, one green.†   (source)
  • I have fought many magicians, and several of the Forsworn, and so far, I have always defeated my opponents.†   (source)
  • It is one of the most significant events that happened during the fighting between the Riders and the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • He stole another dragon-whom he named Shruikan and forced to serve him through certain black spells-and gathered around himself a group of thirteen traitors: the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • When we woke from our trance, we began to cast our minds out, slowly at first, and then with ever-greater confidence once we realized Galbatorix and the Forsworn had left the island.†   (source)
  • Galbatorix and the rest of the Forsworn had a moment of warning, and so were able to shield themselves, but many of our own were not as fortunate and thus perished.†   (source)
  • Morzan did everything he could to conceal Murtagh's existence, even from the other members of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • The plains-which contained huge deposits of peat-lay along the eastern side of the Jiet River where Surda's border crossed it and had been the site of a skirmish between the Riders and the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • -had once been a Rider and had supposedly helped establish the Varden, how Jeod had discovered a secret passageway into Uru'baen, how the Varden arranged to filch the last three dragon eggs from Galbatorix, and how only one egg was saved after Brom fought and killed Morzan of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • After the destruction of Doru Araeba, the few of us who had escaped returned to search for anything that might be of use, but the Forsworn had already picked the ruins clean.†   (source)
  • He did not give up, though, nor did he go mad as he had for a time when the Forsworn slew Saphira's namesake.†   (source)
  • Despite our advice to the contrary, they went to join the fight, and it was in that fighting that your namesake died, Saphira…… And now you know how the Forsworn captured us and how we escaped.†   (source)
  • And when Galbatorix at last revealed himself and the Forsworn killed Brom's dragon, Brom focused all of his anger and pain on the one who he felt was responsible for the destruction of his world: Morzan.†   (source)
  • Would not it be fitting if I killed him with a blade you forged when it was with your swords he and the Forsworn slew so many dragons and Riders?†   (source)
  • Eragon saw from Glaedr an image of the crater by the city, and the dragon said, During the battle with the Forsworn, one of our own, an elf by the name of Thuviel, killed himself with magic.†   (source)
  • "Why is it," he asked, speaking slowly as he organized his thoughts, "that no one ever refers to the dragons of the Forsworn by name?†   (source)
  • When he finished, the inscription had changed to: HERE LIES BROM Who was A Rider bonded to the dragon Saphira Son of Holcomb and Nelda Beloved of Selena Father of Eragon Shadeslayer Founder of the Varden And Bane of the Forsworn.†   (source)
  • Word by word, the spell obliterated everything that defined them as thinking creatures, and the Forsworn had no choice but to watch in silent misery as their dragons descended into complete ignorance.†   (source)
  • I always wanted to be a Dragon Rider, Eragon, so that I could protect my people and avenge my father's death at the hands of Galbatorix and the Forsworn, but until I saw the first crack appear in Firnen's egg, I never allowed myself to believe that it might actually come to pass.†   (source)
  • We know what the Forsworn were capable of, and while Galbatorix has probably made Thorn and Murtagh stronger than any individual member of the Forsworn, he certainly won't have made them his equals.†   (source)
  • Their intent, we discovered, was to force us to help Galbatorix and the Forsworn enter Ilirea unnoticed, so that they might catch the Riders by surprise and capture the Eldunari who were then living in the city.†   (source)
  • And of course, once Galbatorix and the Forsworn sacked the city of Doru Araeba on the island of Vroengard, he gained possession of the entire hoard of Eldunari stored therein.†   (source)
  • Even ifGalbatorix or the Forsworn had thought to search with their minds in such an unlikely location, the intervening rock would have made it difficult for them to feel much more than a confused flux of energy, which they would have attributed to eddies within the blood of the earth, which lies close beneath us.†   (source)
  • It was only once Morzan betrayed the Riders to Galbatorix and the Forsworn killed Saphira, Brom's dragon, that Brom realized the true nature of Morzan's character.†   (source)
  • In the decades that followed, Brom's hatred never weakened, nor did he falter in his efforts to depose Galbatorix, kill the Forsworn, and, above all else, to repay Morzan the hurts he had suffered.†   (source)
  • And Murtagh had derived entirely too much pleasure from the anguish he inflicted upon Eragon by revealing they were both sons of Morzan-first and last of the thirteen Dragon Riders, the Forsworn, who had betrayed their compatriots to Galbatorix.†   (source)
  • When the dragons realized that thirteen of their own had betrayed them-that those thirteen were helping Galbatorix to eradicate the rest of their race and that it was unlikely anyone could stop their rampage-the dragons grew so angry, every dragon not of the Forsworn combined their strength and wrought one of their inexplicable pieces of magic.†   (source)
  • Az Sweldn rak Anhuin, for example-whom Galbatorix and the Forsworn had nearly obliterated during their uprising-had declared themselves Eragon's blood enemies during his visit to the city of Tarnag and, in every action of theirs at the clanmeet, had demonstrated their implacable hatred of Eragon, Saphira, and all things to do with dragons and those who rode them.†   (source)
  • Caine will keep his word to spare your lives when he sees that I have gone to join with Bleys upon the land, for he would not have knowledge that he was forsworn come into Amber.†   (source)
  • For he had forsworn him from victory-weapons, And each one of edges.†   (source)
  • Every year thousands, forswearing the world, gave themselves to service here.†   (source)
  • He simply threw up his cards and forswore his game for that time and always.†   (source)
  • Carol forswore herself; declared that Gopher Prairie had the color of Algiers and the gaiety of Mardi Gras.†   (source)
  • 'I have not forsworn society since I joined the brotherhood of the brush (the most delightful fellows on the face of the earth), and am glad enough to smell the old fine gunpowder now and then, though it did blow me into mid-air and my present calling.†   (source)
  • The plain truth is, I have forsworn and abjured the whole business these many years, and my soul is sick of it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • forsworn priest!†   (source)
  • "That is quite my opinion," said the gentleman; "nothing induces serious duels so much as a duel forsworn."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Think not we long remained blind to the idiotical folly of our founders, who forswore every delight of life for the pleasure of dying martyrs by hunger, by thirst, and by pestilence, and by the swords of savages, while they vainly strove to defend a barren desert, valuable only in the eyes of superstition.†   (source)
  • I may not choose, said the Lady Ettard, but if I should be forsworn; and so she granted him to fulfil all his desire.†   (source)
  • And the oath you speak of I'll take willingly, with all my heart, and will not, before heaven, be forsworn.†   (source)
  • 'tis so; and that self chain about his neck Which he forswore most monstrously to have.†   (source)
  • No Valentine, if Silvia have forsworn me.†   (source)
  • Poor Clarence did forsake his father, Warwick; Ay, and forswore himself,—which Jesu pardon!†   (source)
  • Fairies, skip hence; I have forsworn his bed and company.†   (source)
  • If you swear, my lord, you shall not be forsworn.†   (source)
  • Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak: That Angelo's forsworn, is it not strange?†   (source)
  • If love make me forsworn, how shall I swear to love?†   (source)
  • Did ye hear her cry To them that guard man's faith forsworn, Themis and Zeus ?†   (source)
  • Would all the world but he had quite forsworn!†   (source)
  • I never prospered since I forswore myself at primero.†   (source)
  • Nay, I have ta'en you napping, gentle love, And have forsworn you with Hortensio.†   (source)
  • Since not my passioning, But thine own heart, doth cry thee for a thing Forsworn.†   (source)
  • Yet swear not, lest ye be forsworn again.†   (source)
  • O peflur'd woman! they are both forsworn.†   (source)
  • Now, to our perjury to add more terror, We are again forsworn, in will and error.†   (source)
  • Yes, that you did, sir, and forswore it too.†   (source)
  • And true he swore, though yet forsworn he were.†   (source)
  • I shall be forsworn,—which is a great argument of falsehood,—if I love.†   (source)
  • Our Lady help my lord! he'll be forsworn.†   (source)
  • If I break faith, this word shall speak for me: I am forsworn 'on mere necessity.'†   (source)
  • Nothing so sure; and thereby all forsworn.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Of a certain knight that swore by his honour they were good pancakes, and swore by his honour the mustard was naught: now, I'll stand to it, the pancakes were naught and the mustard was good: and yet was not the knight forsworn.†   (source)
  • I have forsworn his company hourly any time this two-and-twenty year, and yet I am bewitch'd with the rogue's company.†   (source)
  • I may not choose, said the Lady Ettard, but if I should be forsworn; and so she granted him to fulfil all his desire.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Hence it follows of necessity, that vast numbers of our people are compelled to seek their livelihood by begging, robbing, stealing, cheating, pimping, flattering, suborning, forswearing, forging, gaming, lying, fawning, hectoring, voting, scribbling, star-gazing, poisoning, whoring, canting, libelling, freethinking, and the like occupations:" every one of which terms I was at much pains to make him understand.†   (source)
  • Thus while he spoke, already she began, With sparkling eyes, to view the guilty man; From head to foot survey'd his person o'er, Nor longer these outrageous threats forebore: "False as thou art, and, more than false, forsworn!†   (source)
  • This fruit comes of the *bicched bones two,* *two cursed bones (dice)* Forswearing, ire, falseness, and homicide.†   (source)
  • 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 our…†   (source)
  • I told him gently of our grievances, Of his oath-breaking; which he mended thus, By new-forswearing that he is forsworn: He calls us rebels, traitors; and will scourge With haughty arms this hateful name in us.†   (source)
  • And that same vengeance doth He hurl on thee For false forswearing, and for murder too: Thou didst receive the sacrament to fight In quarrel of the house of Lancaster.†   (source)
  • By my knavery, if I had it, then I were: but if you swear by that that is not, you are not forsworn: no more was this knight, swearing by his honour, for he never had any; or if he had, he had sworn it away before ever he saw those pancackes or that mustard.†   (source)
  • Since his exile she hath despis'd me most, Forsworn my company and rail'd at me, That I am desperate of obtaining her.†   (source)
  • Turnus shall dearly pay for faith forsworn; And corps, and swords, and shields, on Tiber borne, Shall choke his flood: now sound the loud alarms; And, Latian troops, prepare your perjur'd arms."†   (source)
  • ] SONG Take, O, take those lips away, That so sweetly were forsworn; And those eyes, the break of day, Lights that do mislead the morn: But my kisses bring again Bring again; Seals of love, but seal'd in vain, Sealed in vain.†   (source)
  • 'That I believe' said she, 'for he swore a thing to me on Monday night, which he forswore on Tuesday morning: there's a double tongue; there's two tongues.'†   (source)
  • I told him gently of our grievances, Of his oath-breaking; which he mended thus, By new-forswearing that he is forsworn: He calls us rebels, traitors; and will scourge With haughty arms this hateful name in us.†   (source)
  • To leave my Julia, shall I be forsworn; To love fair Silvia, shall I be forsworn; To wrong my friend, I shall be much forsworn; And even that power which gave me first my oath Provokes me to this threefold perjury: Love bade me swear, and Love bids me forswear.†   (source)
  • When I protest true loyalty to her, She twits me with my falsehood to my friend; When to her beauty I commend my vows, She bids me think how I have been forsworn In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov'd; And notwithstanding all her sudden quips, The least whereof would quell a lover's hope, Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love The more it grows and fawneth on her still.†   (source)
  • Besides, I will be sworn these ears of mine Heard you confess you had the chain of him, After you first forswore it on the mart, And thereupon I drew my sword on you; And then you fled into this abbey here, From whence, I think, you are come by miracle.†   (source)
  • Hath she forsworn me?†   (source)
  • And where that you you have vow'd to study, lords, In that each of you have forsworn his book, Can you still dream, and pore, and thereon look?†   (source)
  • It is religion to be thus forsworn; For charity itself fulfils the law; And who can sever love from charity?†   (source)
  • Sow'd cockle reap'd no corn; And justice always whirls in equal measure: Light wenches may prove plagues to men forsworn; If so, our copper buys no better treasure.†   (source)
  • Do not call it sin in me, That I am forsworn for thee; Thou for whom e'en Jove would swear Juno but an Ethiope were; And deny himself for Jove, Turning mortal for thy love.†   (source)
  • Necessity will make us all forsworn Three thousand times within this three years' space; For every man with his affects is born, Not by might master'd, but by special grace.†   (source)
  • Now, for not looking on a woman's face, You have in that forsworn the use of eyes, And study too, the causer of your vow; For where is author in the world Teaches such beauty as a woman's eye?†   (source)
  • A woman I forswore; but I will prove, Thou being a goddess, I forswore not thee: My vow was earthly, thou a heavenly love; Thy grace being gain'd, cures all disgrace in me.†   (source)
  • Ah! never faith could hold, if not to beauty vow'd; Though to myself forsworn, to thee I'll faithful prove; Those thoughts to me were oaks, to thee like osiers bowed.†   (source)
  • O! we have made a vow to study, lords, And in that vow we have forsworn our books: For when would you, my liege, or you, or you, In leaden contemplation have found out Such fiery numbers as the prompting eyes Of beauty's tutors have enrich'd you with?†   (source)
  • As true we are as flesh and blood can be: The sea will ebb and flow, heaven show his face; Young blood doth not obey an old decree: We cannot cross the cause why we were born, Therefore of all hands must we be forsworn.†   (source)
  • I am forsworn.†   (source)
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  • There's no trust,
    No faith, no honesty in men. All perjured,
    All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.   (source)
    forsworn = liars
  • Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworn,
    Or to dispraise my lord with that same tongue
    Which she hath prais'd him with above compare
    So many thousand times?   (source)
    forsworn = made a liar (by breaking vows)
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