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in law: see oathoath,
vocal affirmation of the truth of one's statements, generally made by appealing to a deity. From the earliest days of human history, calling upon the gods of a community to witness the truth of a statement or the solemnity of a promise has been commonly practiced.
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In the education world, swearing is also restricted.
If a child is constantly going around swearing and knowing what it means then this behaviour should, of course, be questioned, however at four years old children don't have the understanding of what's right and wrong or what's a bad word to say.
The research was built on Dr Richard Stephen's original 2009 study which discovered that swearing can increase pain tolerance in the short term.
"I later got a court order suspending her swearing in and today I got another one that quashed the first order.
"I am not aware of when the swearing in ceremony will be held,"
The photo featuring the swearing ceremony by police officers of Yukorichirchik district is spread among social media users in Uzbekistan.
If they arrange negotiations for the good of the country and to avoid international pressure, it would be better than calling each other out over swearing an oath.
The Australian beat the British number one 7-6 (7/3) 6-7 (5/7) 6-3 but ended the second-round Fever-Tree Championships match by swearing at his player's box in frustration at missing a match point.
FILE - Egyptian Parliament CAIRO -- 2 June 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi begins a second presidential term (2018-2022) on Saturday after swearing in the oath in an exceptional session at the Parliament.
The goal was to eliminate swearing, at least for a couple of weeks, with the hope that tightening our loose lips might also rid us of negativity.
But he has been acting like a loose cannon, indiscriminately swearing at real and imagined enemies.
Summary: This whole business of swearing was recalled recently while journeying on the bus to the shopping centre