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 (fôr-so͞oth′, fər-)
In truth; indeed.

[Middle English forsoth, from Old English forsōth : for, for; see for + sōth, truth; see sooth.]
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archaic in truth; indeed
[Old English forsōth]
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adv. Archaic.
in truth; in fact; indeed.
[before 900; Middle English forsothe, Old English forsōth. See for, sooth]
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Adv.1.forsooth - an archaic word originally meaning `in truth' but now usually used to express disbelief
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[fəˈsuːθ] (archaic or hum)
A. ADVen verdad
B. EXCL forsooth!¡caramba!
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491 d: And the author of "The Astronomy", which is attributed forsooth to Hesiod, always calls them (the Pleiades) Peleiades: `but mortals call them Peleiades'; and again, `the stormy Peleiades go down'; and again, `then the Peleiades hide away....'
I am not to see, forsooth, that no man does me an injury, or breaks into my home--I am not to take care that all shall go well with me, or that I have clothes to wear, or that my shoes do not require mending, or that I be given work to do, or that I possess sufficient meat and drink?
She had officiated as nurse to Miss Bridget, in a violent fit of illness, and had sat up many nights with that lady; besides which, she had been seen there the very day before Mr Allworthy's return, by Mrs Wilkins herself, though that sagacious person had not at first conceived any suspicion of her on that account: for, as she herself said, "She had always esteemed Jenny as a very sober girl (though indeed she knew very little of her), and had rather suspected some of those wanton trollops, who gave themselves airs, because, forsooth, they thought themselves handsome."
Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them both look sharp, forsooth. I had a dear friend once, a brown terrier; `Skye' they called her.
He beginneth not with obscure definitions which must blur the margins with interpretations, and load the memory with doubtfulness, but he cometh to you with words set in delightful proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for, the well-enchanting skill of music, and with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you with a tale, which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner; and, pretending no more, doth intend the winning of the mind from wickedness to virtue; even as the child is most often brought to take most wholesome things by hiding them in such other as have a pleasant taste.
Assurances forsooth!" " Sir Anthony concluded the 2ftvase, worth PS5,000 today, had been broken by a "charwoman" and binned.
What other hidden dangers are there in this house, forsooth?!' And I would say, well, 'Steer clear of the handwash.
(It was on the occasion of this party that Hawkins sat up all night for the first time, so it impressed itself on his memory.) We are told that "Johnson had directed that a magnificent hot apple-pye should make a part of it, and this he would have struck with bay leaves, because, forsooth, Mrs.
But the authority which licenses her sitting in that seat, uncovered, is the same which allows her to sit there as a virgin: a seat to which (besides the "sixty years" not merely "single-husbanded" women)--that is, married women--are at length elected, but "mothers" to boot, yes, and "educators of children;" in order, forsooth, that their experimental training in all the affections may, on the one hand, have rendered them capable of readily aiding all others with counsel and comfort, and that, on the other, they may nonetheless have travelled down the whole course of probation whereby a female can be tested.
Forsooth. What can we suppose will happen to any businessman who disobeys a licensing requirement?
forsooth was his professed Poesie', and Leishman points out that Greene habitually used the Horatian tag on the title-pages of his books, where he likewise advertised his two master's degrees.
They took Shakespeare, because perhaps Chicanos would say "forsooth." They were eyeing black studies.