forsooth

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  • I should like to see the man or woman either, forsooth, to stop me. Cited from The Knight of the Golden Melice, by John Turvill Adams
  • How would he ever live through the hours till Sunday afternoon, forsooth! Cited from The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes, by Israel Zangwill
  • He still says our marriage is not legal, because I am not of age, forsooth! Cited from Villette, by Charlotte Bronte
  • Perhaps you may carry it out at some other time, forsooth. Cited from Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • Why, forsooth, an you think so, you had best go to bed. Cited from Love for Love, by William Congreve
  • For you say, forsooth, that you saw the God clearly what he was like? Cited from The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I, by Euripides
  • Forsooth, both to her and to us the time hung heavy on hand. Cited from The Water of the Wondrous Isles, by William Morris
  • Forsooth, we were greatly surprised to find them still there the following morning. Cited from In the Shadow of Death, by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  • How was she to show herself a gracious lady, forsooth, if no one came near her? Cited from Lonesome Land, by B. M. Bower
  • "And what can the great folk do with so many of them, forsooth?" Cited from The Fortunes of Nigel, by Sir Walter Scott
  • Forsooth the time was still far off, ere she became his wife. Cited from The Nibelungenlied
  • He must wait forsooth till the people come up to it and agree with him. Cited from Standard Selections, ed. by Fulton, Trueblood and Trueblood
  • I saw her not, forsooth, since you and she Went walking both together to the garden. Cited from A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. VII (4th edn.), Various
  • How should I know, forsooth, what a menial like you has got against me! Cited from The Princess and Curdie, by George MacDonald
  • I had rather, forsooth, go before you like a man than follow him like a dwarf. Cited from The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare
  • I have been at home now a week -- at home, forsooth! Cited from Stories by American Authors, Volume 5, by Various
  • Forsooth the hours passed quickly for them with their sports. Cited from The Nibelungenlied
  • But truly, forsooth, I find it hard to believe him the same man. Cited from The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He must wait, forsooth, till the people come up to it and agree with him! Cited from American Eloquence, Volume II (of 4), by Various
  • All things forsooth, sir, when me list, and more too. Cited from Old English Plays, Vol. II, by Dodsley
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Meaning of forsooth

  • adverb An archaic word originally meaning `in truth' but now usually used to express disbelief