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  • Conrade arose boldly to answer, and in despite, as he expressed himself, of man and brute, king or dog, avouched his innocence of the crime charged.

    The Talisman

  • He, of course, avouched his innocence, and offered his body for battle.

    The Talisman

  • Dismounting before it, each knight avouched the justice of his cause by a solemn oath on the Evangelists, and prayed that his success might be according to the truth or falsehood of what he then swore.

    The Talisman

  • Under his habit, and secured in a small silver box, he had worn perpetually around his neck a lock of-hair, which the fathers avouched to be a relic.

    Redgauntlet

  • Catharine, “and which you yourself have avouched often.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • In that pleasant humour they all posted to Rome; and intending, by their secret and sudden arrival, to make trial of that which every one had before avouched, only Collatinus finds his wife, though it were late in the night, spinning amongst her maids: the other ladies were all found dancing and revelling, or in several disports.

    The Rape of Lucrece

  • An excuse it must be, not only new, but very valid; one so strong that it could not be overset; one so well avouched that it could not be doubted.

    The Three Clerks

  • Two mediciners, as they called themselves, the one a monk, the other a barber, appeared, and avouched they knew nothing of the materials, excepting that they savoured of myrrh and camphire, which they took to be

    Ivanhoe

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