Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oath on the Bible; a sacred obligation.

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Examples

  • They'll be in wherever it is -- you may take your bible-oath!

    Weighed and Wanting

  • “What do you think, Sam?” says he; “that infernal aunt of yours, at whose command you had the things, has written to the tradesmen to say that you are a swindler and impostor; that you give out that she ordered the goods; that she is ready to drop down dead, and to take her bible-oath she never did any such thing, and that they must look to you alone for payment.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • "What do you think, Sam?" says he; "that infernal aunt of yours, at whose command you had the things, has written to the tradesmen to say that you are a swindler and impostor; that you give out that _she_ ordered the goods; that she is ready to drop down dead, and to take her bible-oath she never did any such thing, and that they must look to you alone for payment.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond

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