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forsooth

[fawr-sooth] /fɔrˈsuθ/
adverb, Archaic.
1.
(now used in derision or to express disbelief) in truth; in fact; indeed.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English forsothe, Old English forsōth. See for, sooth
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  • So that every wand or staff of empire is forsooth curved at top.
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forsooth

/fəˈsuːθ/
adverb
1.
(archaic) in truth; indeed
Word Origin
Old English forsōth
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Word Origin and History for forsooth
forsooth
O.E. forsoð, from for-, intensive prefix, + soð "truth" (see sooth).
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