Prepositions after "swear"

"swear by" or "swear to"?

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    In 33% of cases swear by is used
    Mick swore by his health elixir.
    Dalbey himself swears by his 1-2-3 system.
    There are some parrot-lovers who swear by it.
    Some say it's best to call the candidate personally, others swear by email or postcards.
    It is preferable to have the affidavit sworn by a lawyer, other than the designated agent.
    After members of the jury have been chosen, the jury is sworn by oath or affirmation: s 72A Jury Act.
    I did appoint proper persons to do that business; who were sworn by me to do their duty faithfully by the request of Col.
    I swear by Allah Most High I did not realise that the situation would escalate to such a degree that they would want to kill you.
    And is there only a shade? I swear by all that is sacred, I fully believe in the explanation of the murder I have just put forward.
    I have never before faced such helplessness, and I swear by Allah Most High that my enemies are great in number and my companions are few.

    In 19% of cases swear to is used
    I swear to God I was once told that the 7.
    He said ' wallahi ' which means ' I swear to God.
    Those who have seen it obviously swear to its existence.
    Ever since the Fellowship of the Ring came out I swore to myself I would go to New Zealand.
    In post-war Sri Lanka, the TNA has sworn to a political solution within a united Sri Lanka.
    And I swear to god, if this goes on for any longer, a gay strike is right around the corner.
    Hence, if a person swear to do what is unjust or unlawful, he sins by taking the oath, and adds sin to sin by executing his promise.
    We all know as Christians that God swore to David that He would raise up Christ to sit on His Throne and give Him an everlasting kingdom here on the earth.
    And I swear to God, I almost bought a Confederate soldier headgear! See my lunch above? According to Dian, it's typical Southern cuisine and I find it delicious.
    Such was the oath of David, who swore to Bethsabee his wife, by the Lord his God, that Solomon, his son, should be heir to his kingdom and successor to his throne.

    In 14% of cases swear in is used
    I don't swear in front of my little ones.
    Usually, I just swear in front of the kids.
    Yar'Adua's new cabinet was sworn in on 26 July 2007.
    This is also bad for the rest of the lge cuz the next time someone swears in a lge game (i.
    Since he hasn't even been sworn into office yet, I can't presume to know his future foibles.
    We had all been sworn in at the same time so we went to the Company Office to get ours altered.
    Hazrat Saad Bi Abi Waqas replied: I swear in name of Allah that I would not have become a ruler the way you have become.
    Cr Aziz could not attend the Special Council Meeting because of work commitments and will be sworn in as soon as possible.
    It's the kind of obnoxious movie that has even seasoned film critics swearing in the aisles and clamouring for the exit.
    On May 29, 2007, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was sworn in as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    In 12% of cases swear at is used
    She swore at him and ran out of the room.
    He was swearing at the carton under his breath.
    Earlier he had rebuked them for swearing at his children.
    He said Scott pulled up, wound down the window, and swore at him.
    Well, just swear at each of your teachers and constantly disrupt class.
    Any why swear at anyone? Anthony is right, you have run out of ideas and patience.
    She said:? I? m fasting O Messenger of God!? the Prophet replied:? How are you fasting and you swear at your maid.
    It was also alleged here and heavily denied by the Australian camp that Hayden had sworn at a child as he came out to bat.
    I guess we should count ourselves lucky that Rooney did nt swear at the cameras months ago, then hed have been out for longer.
    I was home alone with my Dad and, standing at the bottom of the stairs after lunch, I swore at him or said something horrible.

    In 8% of cases swear on is used
    The president is sworn on the Bible.
    The President was sworn on 31 December 1997.
    If I could swear on this site I would but I don't want to be deleted.
    I am scared he will try again, and I swore on my life that if he tries I will kill him with my two hands.
    They would swear on the bible and perhaps they may be right that cerassee is the magic herb to purge your body.
    He swears on anything he'll find that he was never going to cash in on the secret and that he still loves her.
    He was not allowed to treat prisoners and I swore on my grave I would not tell anyone that he had told me what to do.
    So, the majority thought a simple affirmation was sufficient, a couple of people felt the oath had more meaning swearing on a Bible.
    Oh, and I swear on a bible that I had no idea that you, Scarlett, was THE Scarlett from Will's blog, thus never once thought this was a post directed at me.
    Najib has sworn on the Quran that he never met Altantuya, although she was in France at the same time as he was, accompanying Najib's best friend, Abdul Razak Baginda.

    In 3% of cases swear into is used
    swearing into the microphones? Ban.
    As Preet said when sworn into office, being U.
    Back then, newly elected presidents were sworn into office in March instead of January.
    Since he hasn't even been sworn into office yet, I can't presume to know his future foibles.
    On October 20, 10 additional judges appointed by the AL-led government were sworn into the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.
    He was sworn into office on January 7, 2009, and has since formed his cabinet with a pledge to hit the road running, eschew corruption in all its form and become a father of all.

    In 2% of cases swear for is used
    And I swear I'd not just casually swearing for no good reason.
    There is no place in public pledges or swearing for God or The Bible.
    In Which the Political is Personal and I swear for the First Time in My Blog.

    In 2% of cases swear off is used
    Kangemi said I was one of those who had sworn off Kenya years ago.
    I swore off the sellout rag 3 years ago, but I needed reading material for breakfast, and my local Sunoco QuickMart (regular: $4.

    In 1% of cases swear about is used
    Not enough people freak out in these movies, but Private Hudson does us proud and whines and bitches and swears about the problem like a champ.

    In 1% of cases swear as is used
    It is a matter for the practice of the individual judge whether the jury is sworn as a group or individually.

    In 1% of cases swear before is used
    We swear before our people that additional suicide operations will occur.
    Don't forget, it will be you who has to go to the US Embassy for an interview and swear before a US Consular officer that what he says and what you say are true to the best of your knowledge.

    In 1% of cases swear through is used
    T o these are to be added oaths sworn through a sort of contempt, such as an oath not to observe the Evangelical counsels of celibacy and poverty.

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