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  • verb Present participle of avow.

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Examples

  • Shall we ascribe this to the superiority of their faith and courage, or to our less intimate knowledge of their history!] † Pliny says, that the greater part of the Christians persisted in avowing themselves to be so; the reason for his consulting Trajan was the periclitantium numerus.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • This v. ns in plain terms avowing what the governor at first charged them with tacitly intending.

    The geographical and historical dictionary of America and the West Indies [microform] : containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo, Captain of the Royal Spanish Guards, and member of the Royal Academy of History

  • After having made himself double, he makes nature in like manner twofold, and then he supposes she is vivified by an intelligence, which he borrows from himself, Placed in an impossibility of becoming acquainted with this agent, as well as with that which he has gratuitously distinguished from his own body; he has invented the word spiritual to cover up his ignorance; which is only in other words avowing it is a substance entirely unknown to him.

    The System of Nature, Volume 2

  • They issued this statement and part of it reads: We are not surprised by the government's action as it repeats the broken promises and empty words from President Obama avowing to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell while at the same time directing his Justice Department to defend this unconstitutional policy.

    Bronx Gang Attack Rattles Blogosphere

  • They issued this statement and part of it reads: We are not surprised by the government's action as it repeats the broken promises and empty words from President Obama avowing to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell while at the same time directing his Justice Department to defend this unconstitutional policy.

    Bronx Gang Attack Rattles Blogosphere

  • They issued this statement and part of it reads: We are not surprised by the government's action as it repeats the broken promises and empty words from President Obama avowing to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell while at the same time directing his Justice Department to defend this unconstitutional policy.

    Bronx Gang Attack Rattles Blogosphere

  • Now it may not have to mean avowing all ownership (some copyright notices posted plus description of proper attribution techniques can lead to a reasonable balance point), but it does mean at a minimum that you should be aware that whatever you think you own is likely rapidly decaying as we speak.

    The Culture of Sharing: Why Releasing Copyright Will Be the Smartest Thing You Do | Write to Done

  • They issued this statement and part of it reads: We are not surprised by the government's action as it repeats the broken promises and empty words from President Obama avowing to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell while at the same time directing his Justice Department to defend this unconstitutional policy.

    Bronx Gang Attack Rattles Blogosphere

  • They issued this statement and part of it reads: We are not surprised by the government's action as it repeats the broken promises and empty words from President Obama avowing to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell while at the same time directing his Justice Department to defend this unconstitutional policy.

    Bronx Gang Attack Rattles Blogosphere

  • Some might bravely vote to confirm, but my guess is that most would not -- all the while avowing that "the candidate's religion has nothing to do with my decision."

    Chris Weigant: Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

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