On January 7, 2009, despite his arrest and the pending charges against him, Monserrate was sworn in as a New York state senator.
On some level, the lawmakers had until Thursday, when the 113th Congress will be sworn in.
He was sworn in at the hospital where his sons were being treated.
On May 20, when she is sworn in, she will have stormed a male bastion to become Bengal's first woman chief minister.
In a climate of heightened sensitivity, a number of notable celebrities have sworn off the term completely.
I am merely standing up for the rights of women—rights which I have sworn to defend to the last drop of my blood.
When an oath was allowed to be sworn it had the same effect, whether it was believed or not.
But he could hear the melancholy moan of the waves, which he had once thought to be musical and had often sworn that he loved.
He was sworn in as acting Lieutenant-governor on the 31st October, 1836.
There wasn't a sound now, but she could have sworn she had heard a footstep on the hallway above, or on the upper stairs.
Old English swerian "take an oath" (class VI strong verb; past tense swor, past participle sworen), from Proto-Germanic *swarjan-, (cf. Old Saxon swerian, Old Norse sverja, Danish sverge, Old Frisian swera, Middle Dutch swaren, Old High German swerien, German schwören, Gothic swaren "to swear"), from PIE root *swer- (1) "to speak, talk, say" (cf. Old Church Slavonic svara "quarrel"). Also related to the second element in answer. The secondary sense of "use bad language" (early 15c.) developed from the notion of "invoke sacred names." Swear-word is American English colloquial from 1883. Swear off "desist as with a vow" is from 1898.