Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of swear.

Etymologies

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From swear +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • All things come alike to all; there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not; as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

    Chapter 11

  • “The Commander of the Faithful is in the most violent rage that can be, and he sendeth to seek thee and he sweareth that the day shall certainly not pass without thy being hanged unless the slave be forth. coming.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he locked up his house and, making for his shop, gave it in charge of one of his apprentices to whom said he, My friend the young merchant hath invited me to accompany him to Cairo, for solacing ourselves with the sight of the city, and sweareth that he will not march except he carry us with him, me and my wife.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • By this it appears that an oath taken according to any other form, or rite, than his that sweareth is in vain and no oath, and that there is no swearing by anything which the swearer thinks not

    Leviathan

  • He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I will bring it forth, saith the Lord, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and into the house of him who sweareth falsely by my name…

    The Art Thief

  •     Evil on him that oath who sweareth falsely soever!

    Poems and Fragments

  • And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

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