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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. 12) I swear by all the roman gods. (Shak)

2. 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 week. (Shak) 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. . To swear off, to make a solemn vow, or a serious resolution, to abstain from something; as, to swear off smoking.

Origin: OE. Swerien, AS. Swerian; akin to D. Zweren, OS. Swerian, OHG. Swerien, G. Schworen, Icel. Sverja, Sw. Svarja, Dan. Svaerge, Icel. & Sw. Svara to answer, Dan. Svare, Dan. & Sw. Svar an answer, Goth. Swaran to swear, and perhaps to E. Swarm. 177. Cf. Answer.

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Re: Why The Religious Minded Rule Science With Science

... Muslims too. We otherwise get more dead in Nigeria and beyond against "western science" that is being represented by what you saw in my swear filled sample I showed of it. Thankfully some of the creativity is kinda hilarious in a way that it is easy to see they sure did not win any points ...

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