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Definition of To swear by
To swear bySwear Swear, v. i. [imp. Swore, formerly Sware; p. p.
Sworn; p. pr. & vb. n. Swearing.] [OE. swerien, AS.
swerian; akin to D. zweren, OS. swerian, OHG. swerien, G.
schw["o]ren, Icel. sverja, Sw. sv["a]rja, Dan. sv[ae]rge,
Icel. & Sw. svara to answer, Dan. svare, Dan. & Sw. svar an
answer, Goth. swaran to swear, and perhaps to E. swarm.
[root]177. Cf. Answer.]
1. To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to
God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise,
threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by
some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the
Bible, the Koran, etc.
Ye shall swear by my name falsely. --Lev. xix.
I swear by all the Roman gods. --Shak.
2. (Law) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth
of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.
3. To make an appeal to God in an irreverant manner; to use
the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon
God in imprecation; to curse.
[I] swore little; diced not above seven times a
To swear by, to place great confidence in a person or
thing; to trust implicitly as an authority. ``I simply
meant to ask if you are one of those who swear by Lord
Verulam.' --Miss Edgeworth.
To swear off, to make a solemn vow, or a serious
resolution, to abstain from something; as, to swear off
Meaning of To swear by from wikipedia
may refer to
an oath, also known
an oath Profanity
, a band "Swear
" (Tim Scott McConnell
song), a 1980s...
- may also be called
, cuss words
words, bad words, or expletives. Used in...
- "I Swear
" is a song written by
a hit for American country music artist
John Michael Montgomery
in 1993 and for...
- A swear
box or swear
jar (also known
as a swearing
jar, cuss jar, or cuss bank) is a device to
help discourage people
- "I Swear
" is a 1994 song by
Montgomery, covered by
All-4-One, Kenny Rogers
and Gary Baker. I Swear
may also refer to
: I Swear
- To pinky swear
, or to
make a pinky
promise, is a traditional gesture
most commonly practiced amongst children involving
of the pinkies
- This I Swear
may refer to
: "This I Swear
" (Nick Lachey
song), 2003 "This I Swear
" (Kim Wilde
song), 1996 "This I Swear
The Skyliners, Calico
Bruce: Swear to
Tell the Truth
is a 1998 do****entary film directed by Robert
B. Weide about
the comedian Lenny
Bruce. It was nominated
for an Academy...
as oaths. "To swear
" is a verb used to describe
of an oath, to making
vow. The word come from Anglo-Saxon āð judicial swearing
It Again" is a song by Irish
boy band Westlife. It was released
on 19 April
1999 in the United
Kingdom, and on 25 February
2000 in the United
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