could have sworn

Definition of could have sworn

used to say that one feels definitely sure about something though it appears not to be true
  • I could have sworn that I left my keys on the counter.

Word by Word Definitions

could play
  1. : past tense of can

  2. used in auxiliary function in the past, in the past conditional, and as an alternative to can suggesting less force or certainty or as a polite form in the present

sworn
  1. : past participle of swear


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