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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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Then Simon Magus, as Hegesippus and Linus say, elate in pride avaunted him that he can raise dead men to life.
Upon that the provost demanded who was her first husband, of whom she so much avaunted, and in his power so much trusted.
I avaunted her into a chair with a sickening thud.
I then, as she did not act upon my suggestion, avaunted her myself.