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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.

be forsworn

To commit perjury.
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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.
That MOA obligated them to forswear use of diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing fluids injected into coalbed methane production wells in underground sources of drinking water.
The plot, such as it is, involves Navarre and his men agreeing (despite Berowne's initial resistance) to forswear society--including the company of ladies--in the play's first scene.
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.
The seed industry has mounted a campaign to press legislators to forswear their support even before the measure receives a hearing.
Then I was sent before an officer of the court, who instructed me to raise my right hand and forswear allegiance to Great Britain.
The continual twisting of the knife executed by the Israelis will not make the Palestinians throw up their hands in despair and forswear violence.
But when my abbot noticed that I was holding in my hands a little book printed in civil letters, he told me frankly and plainly, like a Delphic priestess speaking from her tripod, that if I did not forswear such books I should lose even the little sense that I had.
Despite 'perestroika' and 'glasnost,' it may be many decades before "all the Russians" forswear the culture of death.