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v to take an oath; to become legally obligated by an oath properly administered.

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Q. Hello everyone !!! are you excited with the swearing of Obama To presidency??? i sure am !!! may we all get a little joy and peaceful time wit hour fresh president ... and let us all wish him a great start and a chance to change our lives ... Good Luck Mr.President Obama !!!

A. well said Mrfoot65! May all the people in America receive the healthcare treatment they need. God bless.

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Wong's Swearing off Stars details the life of Lia Cole, an American studying abroad in 1920s Oxford.
I was, like, if I take the swearing off, will you take her?
Just weeks after reportedly being hospitalized for alcohol poisoning and then swearing off liquor to save his relationship and to prepare for the arrival of his third child, Scott Disick seems to have returned to his old ways and it's business as usual as he posted a photo on Instagram holding a wine glass and looking intoxicated.
But the popstar is now swearing off love to focus on her musical career.