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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Definitions for forsooth

  1. Archaic. (now used in derision or to express disbelief) in truth; in fact; indeed.

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Citations for forsooth
…but he is a gentleman forsooth, though he had not cloths on his back when he came hither first. Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, 1749
Much it concerns a man, forsooth, how a few sticks are slanted over him or under him, and what colors are daubed upon his box. Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
Origin of forsooth
Forsooth has existed in English since before 900, and derives from the Old English forsōth.
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