To swear off

Related to To swear off: sweat off, write off, sworn off, swore off, swear words
to make a solemn vow, or a serious resolution, to abstain from something; as, to swear off smoking.
- Miss Edgeworth.

See also: Swear

References in classic literature ?
With respect to their public assemblies, in having them open to all, but in fining the rich only, or others very little, for not attending; with respect to offices, in permitting the poor to swear off, but not granting this indulgence to those who are within the census; with respect to their courts of justice, in fining the rich for non-attendance, but the poor not at all, or those a great deal, and these very little, as was done by the laws of Charondas.
The incident reportedly caused him to decide to swear off alcohol at least until his pregnant girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, gives birth in December.
Tragedy has forced 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever.
And if you tune in on Monday, you'll be likely to swear off them for life.
The idea behind the state Assembly's resolution establishing the week, which would be observed annually the first week of March, is to encourage Californians to swear off the swearing while they're soaking up the sun and such.
She's decided to swear off men for the next 10 years in order to concentrate on her career.
No need to swear off boys forever, but it's admirable that you listen to your heart rather than to other girls' opinions.
Down-market restaurant chains Long John Silver and Red Lobster resist an enviro campaign to swear off engineered seafood.
That leads him to swear off the "favors" business, but when an old friend calls for help, he's back on the streets in another caper, with the memory of Mouse to help him survive.
4 (4) 40 Days and 40 Nights (15) Dim comedy as Josh Hartnett tries to swear off sex for Lent.
The stress of handling Karan's fortunes has led her to swear off investing for friends anymore.
In a rather sweet news release issued last January, the National Organization for Women called on the nation's male public officials to swear off the sexual spoils system.