Swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any
other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay. Bible (NewTestament) James 5:12.
swear to the Lord, I still can't see, Why Democracy
means, Everybody but me. (James Mercer) Langston Hughes 'The Black Man Speaks'.
I've got just as much conscience as any man in business can afford to
keep,just a little, you know, to swear by, as 't were. Harriet (Elizabeth) ne e Beecher Stowe UncleTom's Cabin, ch.1.
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