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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of avow.
- adj. openly acknowledged
- adj. positively stated
- adj. asserted under oath, or vow
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Openly acknowledged or declared; admitted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Declared; open.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. openly declared as such
“Actually, I’ve been known to be witty for a full ten minutes,” Gawain avowed with a lift of his eyebrows.
The reclaimed faithful need only forgo the ordination of women and of (I think I should here add the word avowed) homosexuals.
It is why Israelis recently voted in right winger Binyamin Netanyahu and why he, in turn, was compelled to name avowed racist Avigdor Lieberman, founder of far-right Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home party, whose electoral base are the immigrants from the former Soviet Union) as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel.
Lordships, -- that is, his avowed appointment of spies and under-agents, who shall carry on the real state business, while there are public and ostensible agents who are not in the secret.
There is a rally waiting for you – 'avowed' protectors of our Constitution and our civil liberties (yeah sure) - in front of the offices of Marco "Amex" Rubio!!!
Obama is not an "avowed" Marxist and I'll bet next month's rent that you cannot define Marxism.
GCHQ's cover was blown by Time Out in 1976, but it was only officially "avowed" in 1982 when Geoffrey Prime, a former linguist at GCHQ, was jailed for 38 years for passing secrets to the Russians over a 14-year period.
I especially like the distinction between the "avowed" state, whether in the form of marriage or consecrated life, and the charism of freedom that characterizes the state of those who are called to singlehood.
Both consecrated and married life are "avowed" forms of vocation: they are constituted by specific promises.
But for the Christian belief system, Anthony could be an "avowed" Buddhist...
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