Definition of forswear:
relinquish, leave, abandon, abnegate, desert, bounce, lie, render, cut down, quit, give up, bound, hand over, abnegate, yield, resile, fib, recant, reverberate, falsify, grow out of, repeal, repudiate, vacate, renounce, shrink back, waive, keep, retire from, forsake, depart from, abjure, cast off, unsay, kick, withdraw from, cede, resign, take back, spring, perjure, forego, retract, abdicate, give in, discontinue, cut out, swear off, pull back, recoil, withdraw, surrender, demit, take a hop, prevaricate, draw back, deny, draw in, true, quitclaim, break a habit, rebound, renege, cease, ricochet.
- "The Mettle of the Pasture", James Lane Allen.
Thus passed many weeks, and one morning, when I came forth from school, I found Gotz with Cousin Maud who had been speaking with him, and her eyes were wet with tears; and I heard him cry out: " It is in my mother's power to drive me to misery and ruin; but no power in heaven or on earth can drive me to break the oath and forswear the faith I have sworn!"- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
This problem, like most of those which were submitted to the forum of the Conference, may be envisaged from either of two opposite angles of survey; from that of the future society of justice- loving nations, whose members are to forswear territorial aggrandizement, special economic privileges, and political sway in, or at the expense of, other countries; or from the traditional point of view, which has always prevailed in international politics and which cannot be better described than by Signor Salandra's well- known phrase " sacred egotism."- "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.