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forswear
used in The Comedy of Errors

6 uses
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Definition
to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something

or (more rarely):  to lie — especially while under oath
  • Who heard me to deny it or forswear it?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (6% in)
forswear = renounce
  • And true he swore, though yet forsworn he were.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — The same (15% in)
  • 'tis so; and that self chain about his neck Which he forswore most monstrously to have.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (3% in)
  • Yes, that you did, sir, and forswore it too.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (6% in)
  • O peflur'd woman! they are both forsworn.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (50% in)
  • 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.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (60% in)

There are no more uses of "forswear" in The Comedy of Errors.

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