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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English forswerynge; equivalent to for- +‎ swearing.

VerbEdit

forswearing

  1. present participle of forswear

NounEdit

forswearing (plural forswearings)

  1. The act of one who forswears.
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
      Oh, by what plots, by what forswearings, betrayings, oppressions, imprisonments, tortures, poisonings, and under what reasons of state and politic subtilty, have these forenamed kings [] pulled the vengeance of God upon themselves []