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forsworn (fɔːˈswɔːn Pronunciation for forsworn

Definitions

verb

  1. the past participle of forswear

Derived Forms

forˈswornness noun

forswear (fɔːˈswɛə Pronunciation for forswear

Definitions

verb

-swears, -swearing, -swore, -sworn
  1. (transitive) to reject or renounce with determination or as upon oath
  2. (transitive) to deny or disavow absolutely or upon oath   ⇒ he forswore any knowledge of the crime
  3. to perjure (oneself)

Derived Forms

forˈswearer noun

Word Origin

Old English forswearian

Example Sentences Including 'forsworn'

According to family friends, Prince Harry learnt a sharp lesson and has forsworn both drink and drugs since.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
He was even tip-toeing towards a key concession the old Government had forsworn.
Boris Johnson LEND ME YOUR EARS (2003)
`They've forsworn their ten-off-the-eight, and now they think everyone else should do the same.
Magnus Mills THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (2003)

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