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swear

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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... out and claim his faith; I do not know what religion the author of this thread is but I'd be willing to bet that, based on how much he insults and swears, he's not doing a very good job of practicing his faith. That said, I'm not going to argue against evolution (That would be foolish.) nor am ...

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... the nearest tree or high object. Predators have arrived, in advance, in great numbers and they gorge themselves. They eat and eat until each one swears they couldn’t hold another cicada nymph for at least seventeen years. They haven’t made a dent in the swath of nymphs. The sheer number of the ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:03 am
 
Forum: Evolution
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A Monkey's Uncle

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by JDavidE
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:29 am
 
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