[ swawr, swohr ]
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  1. a simple past tense of swear.

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How to use swore in a sentence

  • At first he sat and wept, now he sat and swore, but all the time he tore hard at his hair.

  • Rabecque swore angrily and bitterly, and his vexation had two entirely separate sources.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • To save your wretched soul from disgrace, I swore to the most miserable lie a woman could tell!

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • That I may accomplish the oath which I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.

  • When they heard the story they marvelled and swore they had never heard of any gratitude in a guerrilla's heart before.

British Dictionary definitions for swore


/ (swɔː) /

  1. the past tense of swear

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