Oath

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Solemn PledgePlay
An 'oath' is more serious than a simple promise and often involves a witness or higher authority. SlideIn the ceremony, each member recited an oath of loyalty.
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Irrevocable CommitmentPlay
When you take an 'oath,' it implies a deep commitment that you can't easily back out of. SlideUpon joining the knights, he swore an oath that bound him for life.
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Cultural GravityPlay
Oaths may have different weights in various cultures; understood as sacred in some places. SlideIn her community, breaking an oath could lead to ostracization.