forsooth

Part of speech: adverb

In truth; certainly; chiefly ironical.

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Usage examples "forsooth":

  1. He allowed mamma fifty pounds a year, and, if she were not such a fool, she might have had three times as much; but the old lady was high and mighty forsooth, and would not be beholden, even to her own daughter, for more than she actually wanted. - "The Fatal Boots", William Makepeace Thackeray.
  2. And you Boast of a wonderful, a mighty action, That you have saved the queen, have snatched away The mask from treachery; all is known to you; You think, forsooth, that nothing can escape Your penetrating eyes. - "Mary Stuart A Tragedy", Frederich Schiller.
  3. Forsooth the hours passed quickly for them with their sports. - "The Nibelungenlied", Unknown.