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be forsworn

To lie under oath, as of a witness in legal proceedings. If you're forsworn, they'll surely have you arrested.
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be forsworn

To commit perjury.
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This ungainly excrescence is an exception to Vincent Shine's delicacies--cast clover, printed wasps--in which trembling hands or awkward materials are forsworn in favor of the perfection of plastic and the indirection of computer processes.