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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To utter or take solemnly (an oath). Also: To use profane, blasphemous, or obscene language. (past)

Usage examples (27)
  • The next witness who was called swore that he was a surgeon, that he lived at Amesbury, the adjoining town; that he had attended
  • Sensationalizing a story by claiming that a senator "swore" repeatedly when actually he was reading a quote is misleading.
  • If Sibyl had not babbled out the word "swore" it might have been less plain.
  • He kind of swore under his breath after that, and then slammed the door really hard. for more
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