forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore Old form(s): forsweare , for-sweare , forsworne
deny, repudiate, refuse to admit
AW I.iii.178[Countess to Helena, of the truth of Helena's love for Bertram] If it be not, forswear't
AYL III.ii.398[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of how to treat a lover] then entertain him, then forswear him
CE V.i.11[Angelo to Second Merchant, of Antipholus of Syracuse] that self chain about his neck / Which he forswore most monstrously to have
CE V.i.262[Second Merchant to Antipholus of Ephesus, of being given the chain] After you first forswore it on the mart
Cor V.iii.81[Coriolanus to Volumnia] The thing I have forsworn to grant may never / Be held by you denials
LLL IV.iii.331[Berowne to all] Then fools you were these women to forswear
MA V.i.162[Don Pedro to Benedick, quoting Beatrice on Benedick] he swore a thing to me on Monday night, which he forswore on Tuesday morning
MM III.ii.157[disguised Duke to Lucio, of what Lucio has said] you'll forswear this again
MM IV.iii.169[Lucio to disguised Duke, of making a woman pregnant] I was fain to forswear it
RJ I.v.52[Romeo to himself, of seeing Juliet] Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
RJ III.v.196[Capulet to Juliet] Bethink you. I'll not be forsworn
TS V.i.100[Biondello to Lucentio, of Vincentio] Deny him, forswear him, or else we are all undone
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