swerve (v.) Old form(s): swerue
go astray, err, be wrong
Cym V.iv.129[Posthumus alone] But, alas, I swerve
TC III.ii.182[Cressida to Troilus] If I be false, or swerve a hair from truth
WT IV.iv.371[Florizel to disguised Polixenes] were I the fairest youth / That ever made eye swerve
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