forsooth

[fawr-sooth]
adverb Archaic.
(now used in derision or to express disbelief) in truth; in fact; indeed.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English forsothe, Old English forsōth. See for, sooth

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forsooth (fəˈsuːθ)
 
adv
archaic in truth; indeed
 
[Old English forsōth]

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forsooth
O.E. forsoð, from for-, intensive prefix, + soð "truth" (see sooth).
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So that every wand or staff of empire is forsooth curved at top.
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