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1. (adv.) In truth; in fact; certainly; very well; -- formerly used as an expression of deference or respect, especially to woman; now used ironically or contemptuously.

2. (v. t.) To address respectfully with the term forsooth.

3. (n.) A person who used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person.


After This, Forsooth, the Jew of Celsus, to Keep up the Character ...
... Chapter LIV. After this, forsooth, the Jew of Celsus, to keep up the
character assigned to the´┐Ż After this, forsooth, the Jew ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter liv after this forsooth.htm

How and in what Time I came to Solitary Life: and of the Song of ...
... The spirit forsooth has set my mind on fire to have and to love this, the which
henceforth to lead according to the measure of my sickness I have taken care. ...
// fire of love/chapter xv how and in.htm

But Thou who Both Hast Sons, and Livest in that End of the World.. ...
... you would have done what the Apostle says, after he had said, "It is good for them,
if they shall have so continued, even as I;" [2246] forsooth he straightway ...
/.../augustine/on the good of widowhood /section 11 but thou who.htm

Of God's Privy Doom: and that they that Fall Again be not Deemed ...
... Forsooth if they bide in their covetousness and their wickedness, in vain they hope
themselves sicker of mercy, whiles their wickedness is not left; for sin ...
// fire of love/chapter xxx of gods privy.htm

Thus Much Will Suffice to have Treated on Behalf of True ...
... Forsooth the body is indeed different from the nature of the soul, yet is it not
alien from the nature of man: for the soul is not made up of body, but yet man ...
// continence/section 26 thus much will.htm

How Perfect Love is Gotten by Cleanness and Love: and of Imperfect ...
... Truly whiles any man is busy to love Christ with all his strength he feels
in himself, forsooth, great sweetness of eternal life. ...
/.../ fire of love/chapter xvii how perfect love.htm

Of the Praise of Solitary Life and of the First Lovers Thereof ...
... Forsooth John Baptist, after Christ the prince of hermits, tarrying in no desire,
chose a solitary life; and others have also chosen it, like to a gadfly, the ...
// fire of love/chapter xiv of the praise.htm

That Solitary or Hermit's Life Passes Common and Mixed Life. And ...
... Forsooth he that chooses solitary life for God, and leads it in good manner, is
not near woe but fair virtue; and the name of Jesu shall continually delight ...
/.../ fire of love/chapter xiii that solitary or.htm

That Contemplative Life is Worthier and Meedfuller than Active ...
... Forsooth some gainsetting say: active life is more fruitful; for it does works of
mercy, it preaches and works other such deeds; wherefore it is more ...
/.../rolle/the fire of love/chapter xxi that contemplative life.htm

Of the Sighings, Desire, and Meekness of a Perfect Lover: and of ...
... Forsooth when I feel the halsing and kissing of my Love, with untold delight as
it were I overflow; whom true lovers, for love only of His unmeasured goodness ...
/...// fire of love/chapter xxvi of the sighings.htm

Forsooth (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To address respectfully with the term forsooth. 3. (n.) A person who
used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person. ...
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Forsooth (2 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 4:10
when one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead! and he was in his own sight a messenger of good, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag to whom forsooth I should give a reward for his good tidings:

Lamentations 2:16
All thine enemies open their mouth against thee, they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up; this is forsooth the day that we looked for: we have found, we have seen it.



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