I, [name], do solemnly
swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
Summary: In the Arab world the calendar overflows with the anniversaries of massacres and military defeats, solemnly
commemorated year after year.
The pledge, which was filed by the government in the Supreme Court, reads, " I ( name) solemnly
pledge that I shall always extend due regard and respect to women and desist from violent behaviour of any kind against them.
As the hearse solemnly
transports Lucy Beale on her final journey to that great lettings agency in the sky, there is one priceless moment of accidental humour.
He also, in his reply, solemnly
pledged to be more careful in the future.
A carried-away local news team, attempting to illustrate a report of hardships engendered by the bank computer crash, filled my screen with a young woman who told us solemnly
that she'd soon be starving.
He spoke of "the best brother, the best son, the best friend and the best soldier" with a tribute that brought spontaneous applause from those packed into the church and listening solemnly
in the churchyard outside.
NOT long after the World Health Organisation solemnly
announced that a swine flu pandemic was imminent (by the time you read this it may actually be upon us), an American preacher called Dr Charles Stanley came on the radio to equally solemnly
warn us that "Vengeance is mine, said the Lord.
He will become president at the front of the Capitol when he says the words: "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly
swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.
The Bishop's miter is placed on the coffin; Priests file solemnly
into the funeral of The Right Reverand Anthony Crockett (inset bottom left) at Bangor Cathedral
Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama told people against the death penalty on Friday that he ''will solemnly
execute it'' while he is in office, according to the participants in talks with the minister.
But "Amazing Grace" would have benefitted from showing us more than a few stingy, surreal shots of the horrors of slavery instead of just solemnly
-- and rather too delicately -- describing them.