Definition of foreswear:
Synonyms for foreswear:
forswear, vacate, abdicate, resign, spare, disown, dispense with, step down, give up, forego, cease, waive, predate, part with, drop out, antecede, lay off, free, forfeit, antedate, repudiate, chuck up the sponge, depart, release, quit, let go, discontinue, stop, drop by the wayside, relinquish, throw in the towel, throw overboard, renounce, take leave, precede, fall by the wayside, leave office, throw in, forgo, let go of.
So the next day we blurt out we're actually a band o' wealthy adventurers in disguise, rich lads out to taste the world, but we've seen the error o' our ways an' we've decided to foreswear the flesh and turn Jesuits ourselves.- "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.
- "The Student-Life of Germany", William Howitt.
A strange yearning to join those who carried the dinner pails and who had homes and firesides of their own made itself felt, and still later this desire to foreswear his past and reform became ever stronger, especially when one day by a singular chance he happened during recess to pass a school house, and stepping behind a tree from where with a wistful look in his eyes he watched the rosy- cheeked, romping children, while at the same time revolting pictures of his own misspent life and thoughts of the far worse to- be- spent future, and the fact that he had been heretofore his own worst enemy came so strongly to his mind that he could barely keep himself from sobbing.- "The Trail of the Tramp", A-No. 1 (AKA Leon Ray Livingston).