Definition of Foreswearing
1. foreswear [v] - See also: foreswear
Lexicographical Neighbors of Foreswearing
Literary usage of Foreswearing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hudibras, a Poem by Samuel Butler, Zachary Grey (1819)
"He is no longer for reducing Ralpho to a whipping, bnt for deceiving the widow by foreswearing himself; and by the sequel we find that he is as pood as h» ..."
2. Publications (1848)
"Thus Noah in his drunkenness; thus Abraham, Lot, Samson, Job, David, Peter, in their lying, whoredoms, cursings, murder, denying and foreswearing ..."
3. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1907)
"A few of them had some slight scruple of conscience about foreswearing themselves; and many, who did not know what a scruple of conscience meant, ..."
4. The Dramatic Works of John Wilson by John Wilson (1874)
"... by foreswearing the fact, than to fall into the hands of men by confessing the infirmity of the flesh. And in this, as many other things, we agree with ..."
5. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"... notification of his intention to settle and acquire the rights of citizenship, accompanied by foreswearing his allegiance to any other sovereignty. ..."