Definition for swore (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), swore or (Archaic) sware; sworn; swear·ing.
verb (used with object), swore or (Archaic) sware; sworn; swear·ing.
- to name (a sacred being or thing) as one's witness or guarantee in swearing.
- Informal. to have great confidence in; rely on: He swears by his dentist.
- to have certain knowledge of: I thought I saw him leaving, but I couldn't swear by it.
Origin of swear
Related formsswear·er, nounswear·ing·ly, adverbre·swear, verb, re·swore, re·sworn, re·swear·ing.un·der·swear·er, noun
Examples from the Web for swore
And when Bill Clinton swore on a stack of Bibles that he rose from a town called Hope, few of us rolled our eyes.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They insisted the raiders were from the “Dnipr” battalion and they swore revenge on them.
“I remember feeling very helpless because she swore me to secrecy and would never tell anyone,” she said.
He was the point man in the promotion when Evel Knievel swore he'd soar across Snake River Canyon in a sawed-off rocket ship.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kerry swore no such document existed, but I have seen a copy of these proposed plans.
Old Joe swore the boy to this obedience, and young Joe has never faltered or hesitated.Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
He drew back, greatly astounded, and swore beneath his breath.Athelstane Ford|Allen Upward
Hugh, seeing that it was useless to remonstrate, sank back in the seat and swore audibly.Nedra|George Barr McCutcheon
He swore he would not, and he beat me when I pleaded for them.Tara|Philip Meadows Taylor
The devi said that they had found the slipper—he swore, but the merchant would not believe him.Georgian Folk Tales|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for swore (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for swore (2 of 2)
verb swears, swearing, swore or sworn
- to invoke (a deity, etc) by name as a witness or guarantee to an oath
- to trust implicitly; have complete confidence (in)