foreswear foreswear

Definition(s):

  1. (v) do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  2. (v) turn away from; give up

Usage(s):

  1. This piece of impudence so enrages Speed that, although he has about decided to foreswear the match as a favor to Burleigh's sister with whom he is in love, the bout takes place.
  2. In psychedelic typography, the paper urges its readers to foreswear promiscuity, drugs and alcohol.

News

  • As Syria Bows Before UN, US says 'Not Enough'

    Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem declared on Tuesday that in addition to publicly acknowledging its chemical weapons stockpiles, Syria will also formally sign the international convention against such weapons, fully comply with a Russian proposal that would place its arsenal under international control, and vow to foreswear any future development of similar arms. read more
    on September 11, 2013     Source: CommonDreams.org

Quotes

  1. "The agreement will not establish permanent bases in Iraq, and we anticipate that it will expressly foreswear them. The agreement will not specify troop levels, and it will not tie the hands of the next administration," Crocker said.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Ryan Crocker Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Let them foreswear their violence, let them turn a new leaf," said Paisley, who has also refused to be bound by a deadline for forming a government.
    on Mar 9, 2007 By: Ian Paisley Source: Washington Post

  3. William Shakespeare wrote, "The measure done. I'll watch her place of stand. And, touching hers, make blessed my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? foreswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: William Shakespeare Source: Valley Courier Online

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