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That's the first time I've ever heard him swear.
She was shouting and swearing at everyone.
I hammered my thumb and then swore profusely.
You swore that you would never see her again.
He swore to stay out of politics when he retired.
Marshall swore vengeance against his brother's killers.
This is the British English definition of swear. View American English definition of swear.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
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