verb (used with object), for·swore, for·sworn, for·swearing.
verb (used without object), for·swore, for·sworn, for·swearing.
- forssmann, werner,
- forster, e. m.,
- forstner bit,
- fort belvoir
Origin of forswear
Examples from the Web for forswear
You do not forswear studying by electric light because Lincoln relied on his fireplace.
He was almost ready to forswear his former belief, and to assert positively that Helen had no sense whatever.Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)|Arnold Bennett
My hand had widowed the woman, for whom I had once been so sorely tempted to forswear civilization.Buckskin Mose|Buckskin Mose
If thy boon-companions are Sher-i-amad and aidar-qul, it should not be hard for thee to forswear wine.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
verb -swears, -swearing, -swore or -sworn
Word Origin for forswear
Old English forswerian "swear falsely," also "abandon or renounce on oath," from for- "completely" + swerian "to swear." Related: Forswore; forsworn; forswearing.