forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore 2
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
1H4 I.ii.183 [Poins to Prince Hal, of one of their companions] if he fight longer than he sees reason, I'll forswear arms
1H4 II.ii.16 [Falstaff to himself, of Poins] I have forsworn his company hourly any time this two-and-twenty years
2H4 II.iv.199 [Hostess to all] I'll forswear keeping house afore I'll be in these tirrits and frights!
2H4 IV.iii.121 [Falstaff alone, of possible sons] the first human principle I would teach them should be to forswear thin potations
2H4 V.iv.21 [Doll to First Beadle] if you be not swinged I'll forswear half-kirtles
3H6 I.i.251 [Queen to King] The northern lords that have forsworn thy colours / Will follow mine
AYL III.ii.398 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of one in love] then entertain him, then forswear him [i.e. rebuff him]
AYL III.ii.401 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of driving her suitor] to forswear the full stream of the world
AYL V.iv.55 [Touchstone to Duke Senior] I press in here ... to swear and to forswear, according as marriage binds and blood breaks
Cor V.iii.80 [Coriolanus to Volumnia] The thing I have forsworn to grant [i.e. sworn not to grant]
LLL IV.iii.295 [Berowne to all] we have forsworn our books
LLL IV.iii.62 [Longaville reading from a paper] A woman I forswore
LLL V.ii.410 [Berowne to Rosaline, of giving up flowery words] I do forswear them
MND II.i.62 [Titania to Fairy, of Oberon] I have forsworn his bed and company
Oth IV.ii.158 [Desdemona to Iago] Comfort forswear me!
R2 IV.i.210 [Richard to all] All pomp and majesty I do forswear
RJ I.i.223 [Romeo to Benvolio, of the object of his love] She hath forsworn to love
Tem IV.i.91 [Ceres to Iris, of Venus and her son] Her and her blind boy's scandalled company / I have forsworn
TG III.i.212 [Valentine to Proteus, of Silvia] Hath she forsworn me?
TG III.ii.4 [Thurio to Duke, of Silvia] she hath ... / Forsworn my company
Tim IV.iii.134 [Timon to Phrynia and Timandra, of the gold he has] Enough to make a whore forswear her trade
TN I.iii.85 [Sir Andrew to Sir Toby, of eating beef doing harm to one's wit] An I thought that, I'd forswear it
TN III.iv.246 [Sir Toby to Viola as Cesario] meddle you must ... or forswear to wear iron about you
TS IV.ii.26 [Tranio as Lucentio to Hortensio] I will with you, if you be so contented, / Forswear Bianca and her love for ever
TS IV.ii.39 [Hortensio to Tranio as Lucentio, of Lucentio as Cambio] Would all the world but he had quite forsworn!
TS IV.ii.47 [Tranio as Lucentio to Bianca] I ... have forsworn you with Hortensio
WT I.ii.361 [Camillo alone, of poisoning Polixenes] Let villainy itself forswear't
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