foreswear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v foreswear turn away from; give up "I am foreswearing women forever"
    • v foreswear do without or cease to hold or adhere to "We are dispensing with formalities","relinquish the old ideas"
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Usage

In literature:

Such accidents happened often enough to make a good many foreswear meat altogether.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
And if I had been a witness to his oath, I was, now, a witness to his foreswearing.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
It was all very fine to foreswear adventure, but what if adventure refused to be foresworn?
"The Gateless Barrier" by Lucas Malet
Hang it, I could almost foreswear my own sex when I think of it.
"Rose Clark" by Fanny Fern
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