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unswear

[uhn-swair]
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verb (used with object), un·swore, un·sworn, un·swear·ing.
  1. to retract (something sworn or sworn to); recant by a subsequent oath; abjure.

Origin of unswear

First recorded in 1585–95; un-2 + swear
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Examples from the Web for unswear

Historical Examples

  • Why then the revoking my consent does annul, or make of none effect your oath; so you may unswear it again.

    The Comedies of William Congreve

    William Congreve

  • Women think they can swear a thing and unswear it, to save or please themselves.

    His Grace of Osmonde

    Frances Hodgson Burnett


British Dictionary definitions for unswear

unswear

verb -swears, -swearing, -swore or -sworn
  1. to retract or revoke (a sworn oath); abjure
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