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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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Unlike Iran, North Korea has been impervious to international efforts to force it to forswear the use of nuclear weapons.
It asked in essence: "Will you swear your loyalty to the United States of America and forswear your loyalty to the emperor of Japan?" If you answered yes, meaning, "I do swear my loyalty to the United States," then you're also confessing to the second part.
For the first four centuries of Christianity, it was widely accepted among Christians that to follow Jesus Christ meant to forswear the use of violence.
It can only be achieved when the Palestinian people are truly united, forswear all outside interference and are able and willing to come to the negotiating table ready to speak with one authentic and authoritative voice.
The rise of the Islamists showed that persecution can be overcome with persistence, particularly if you forswear violence, as the group has done for many years now.
If Charles had not been forced to forswear Camilla, he would have had a happy life and Diana might be alive.
Yet even that bloody history might be surmountable if Hamas would make clear once and for all that it intends to forswear violence, negotiate a deal and live in peace alongside Israel.
If it signed the NPT, it would have to forswear nuclear weaponry.
By staying outside the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Israel has not had to forswear nuclear arms nor admit international inspectors to its Dimona reactor, which experts believe has produced plutonium for between 80 and 200 warheads.
Forgiveness (at least on "the now standard view") teaches that there may be reasons to forswear even an appropriate resentment.
The new shops and cafes forswear alcohol and nonhalal meat, and ban singing that is considered seductive and conducive to dancing.
Would they commit to deep cuts in America's nuclear arsenal, forswear the development of new nuclear weapons, and persuade the Russians to do the same?
First, attorneys with pending claims who accept the settlement have to forswear future claims.
Our new Chancellor, Alistair Darling, rushed to forswear a "knee-jerk" reaction to tax abuses in private equity.
But Olmert told him Sunday that "Israel will not cooperate with any Palestinian government or any part of a Palestinian government" that clings to Hamas' refusal to recognize the Jewish state, forswear violence and accept previous Arab-Israeli agreements, an Israeli official said.