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used in Measure for Measure

4 uses
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to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something

or (more rarely):  to lie — especially while under oath
  • But, indeed, I can do you little harm: you'll forswear this again.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Street before the Prison (60% in)
  • ] 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.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — A Room in Mariana's House (4% in)
  • Yes, marry, did I; but I was fain to forswear it: they would else have married me to the rotten medlar.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — Another Room in the same (96% in)
  • Most strange, but yet most truly, will I speak: That Angelo's forsworn, is it not strange?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A public place near the city gate (8% in)

There are no more uses of "forswear" in Measure for Measure.

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