Sentence in Classic:
The Surrogate knows me, when I go down to be sworn; and disposes of me easily, as if there were a Masonic understanding between us.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Water was splashing, and mud was flying, and oaths were being sworn, and blows were being struck, when some more men went down into the ditch to help the sergeant, and dragged out, separately, my convict and the other one.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
And though the tribunes withstood him, contending that the oath had been sworn to the dead consul and not to Quintius, yet the people under the influence of religious awe, chose rather to obey the consul than believe the tribunes.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
He had sworn to quit the neighbourhood of man and hide himself in deserts, but she had not; and she, who in all probability was to become a thinking and reasoning animal, might refuse to comply with a compact made before her creation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
You said nothing so well, Sir Knight, I will be sworn, when you held drunken vespers with the bluff Hermit.
The senator above mentioned was a clever man, who had made his own way, heedless of those things which present obstacles, and which are called conscience, sworn faith, justice, duty: he had marched straight to his goal, without once flinching in the line of his advancement and his interest.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
I mean no disparagement to the excellent voyager (I honour him for a veteran), but in so important a matter it was certainly an oversight not to have procured for every crystal a sworn affidavit taken before a Greenland Justice of the Peace.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
He seemed to find this case very perplexing, and said if it had not been for grandfather he would have sworn out a warrant against Krajiek.
This availed him nothing against the sworn testimony of a ministers wife, a lady of the highest respectability.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context
Faria smiled encouragingly on him, and the young man retired to his task, in the spirit of obedience and respect which he had sworn to show towards his aged friend.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
As for her, she returned to her place with a smile of savage contempt upon her lips, and repeated, blaspheming, that terrible name of God, by whom she had just sworn without ever having learned to know Him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context