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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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Taf certainly embraces life--she grabs alcohol to drink whenever she can (until later she swears off it forever); she eventually has sex with the boy she loves; she ends up in jail at one point; she sings in a tavern with older musicians; she rebels against her employer's instructions to keep the mentally ill woman in her care drugged.
Vertical Limit concerns a climber who swears off the sport after the death of his father but is forced to scale the deadly K2 mountain when his sister becomes trapped in a cave.
Still he takes a beating and swears off for nine months, until ex-con buddy Edward Norton coaxes him back to the tables.