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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of avow.

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Examples

  • Here we have come to the central fact of the question: a fact nobody avows, which is yet the true explanation of the monstrous system of child imprisonment and torture which we disguise under such hypocrisies as education, training, formation of character and the rest of it.

    Treatise on Parents and Children

  • So the unbelieving people of the Jews is cursed from the earth, that is, from the Church … the Church admits and avows the Jewish people to be cursed, because after killing Christ they continue to till the ground of an earthly circumcision, an earthly Sabbath, an earthly Passover.

    Bloodlust

  • We follow the two lovers (?) in an elegant French estate, and through its gardens, as the younger woman (who we know very little about) excitedly avows that her joy in life is not her children, the family left behind, but her serving of "Catherine" (who we know even less about).

    Karin Badt: The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Soviet Cannibals to Jarmusch's Cleveland

  • We follow the two lovers (?) in an elegant French estate, and through its gardens, as the younger woman (who we know very little about) excitedly avows that her joy in life is not her children, the family left behind, but her serving of "Catherine" (who we know even less about).

    Karin Badt: The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Soviet Cannibals to Jarmusch's Cleveland

  • It's mostly good-natured; still, Nicholson, who several times avows that he owes his career to Corman who hired him to act when no one else would, at one point actually breaks down in tears at how much Corman means to him.

    Marshall Fine: Movie review: Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

  • He did not exhibit this ability as governor of Massachusetts, where he failed to defend the very principles he now avows regarding such things as the family, abortion and a liberal judiciary.

    Romney's Businessman Pitch Won't Work

  • Someone else avows that "Nothing in the world is more beautiful than a child's smile": Oprah, I predict, will forgive Frey's previous trespasses when she reads that mawkish sentence.

    The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by James Frey – review

  • So the unbelieving people of the Jews is cursed from the earth, that is, from the Church … the Church admits and avows the Jewish people to be cursed, because after killing Christ they continue to till the ground of an earthly circumcision, an earthly Sabbath, an earthly Passover.

    Bloodlust

  • A proper slice, Mr. Hagendorf avows, should crease when folded and droop only at the very tip, "just like Johnny Cash's nose."

    Slice of Life: a Quest to Try Pies in the Big Apple

  • He avows his intention to commit suicide, to "jump before I am pushed," and explains why.

    Boing Boing

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