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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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Yet my barber, a Carrow Road seasonticket holder, swears blind that the couple who sit in front of him still leave their seats religiously when the clock hits 80 minutes 'to beat the traffic'.
The missus swears blind she saw him on last week's East-Enders, sitting next to Pat's hospital gurney as they wheeled her off for an emergency op.
SOME people hold such absurd opinions, and express them with such unshakeable conviction, that it can only be a matter of time before I come to blows with some who swears blind Boxing Day comes before Christmas Day.
A friend of mine who has been in PR far longer than I swears blind that she was once phoned up by a client and imperiously ordered to "recall" a press release which contained a major and highly newsworthy announcement.
Afterwards I was very shocked, but she swears blind she isn't having an affair.
I didn't see the penalty incident but Ben swears blind he played the ball out for a corner but it was a risky tackle to make in that position.
There's always been the Royal Mail and before that Hugh Keevins swears blind that carrier pigeons were swooping over Clydebank depositing sacks full of abuse from punters into his back garden.
While Vickerman swears blind complimenting his new teammate is his chief motive, Manning knows better.