To forswear one's self, to swear falsely; to perjure one's self. "Thou shalt not forswear thyself." Matt. v. 33.

Syn. — See Perjure.

(For*swear"), v. i. To swear falsely; to commit perjury. Shak.

(For*swear"er) n. One who rejects of renounces upon oath; one who swears a false oath.

(For*swonk") a. [Pref. for- + swonk, p. p. of swinkto labor. See Swink.] Overlabored; exhausted; worn out. [Obs.] Spenser.

(For*swore") imp. of Forswear.

(For*sworn") p. p. of Forswear.

(For*sworn"ness), n. State of being forsworn. [R.]

(||For*syth"i*a) a. [NL. Named after William Forsyth, who brought in from China.] (Bot.) A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms.

(Fort) n. [F., from fort strong, L. fortis; perh. akin to Skr. darh to fix, make firm, and to E. firm Cf. Forte, Force, Fortalice, Comfort, Effort.] (Mil.) A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; a fortification.

Detached works, depending solely on their own strength, belong to the class of works termed forts.

(Fort"a*lice) n. [LL. fortalitia, or OF. fortelesce. See Fortress.] (Mil.) A small outwork of a fortification; a fortilage; - - called also fortelace.

(Forte) n. [IT. forte: cf. F. fort. See Fort.]

1. The strong point; that in which one excels.

The construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of our modern poetical writers.

2. The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; — opposed to foible.

Forster to Fortuneless

(Fors"ter) n. A forester. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(For*straught") p. p. & a. [Pref. for- + straught; cf. distraught.] Distracted. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(For*swat") a. [See Sweat.] Spent with heat; covered with sweat. [Obs.] P. Sidney.

(For*swear") v. t. [imp. Forswore ; p. p. Forsworn ; p. pr. & vb. n. Forswearing.] [OE. forsweren, forswerien, AS. forswerian; pref. for- + swerian to swear. See For-, and Swear, v. i.]

1. To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.

I . . . do forswear her.

2. To deny upon oath.

Like innocence, and as serenely bold
As truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold!

  By PanEris using Melati.

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