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- n. disavowal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Disavowal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Denial; a disowning.
I haven't seen the news conference (airing now) But really the only way I see this working out successfully is if Obama can spin this as "I quit my church to protect it" or some similar argument rather than a simple condemnation. otherwise it will be really hard for people to square his seeming suport of this organization of the last 20 years and his recent disavowment of there pratices.
Look I asked for a simple disavowment very early in the thread.
"Hm -- a strong disavowment," said the General to himself.
Then there came in quick succession the recall and disavowment of the Prussian A.bassador, news of the serious language Bismarck had used to Lord A. Loftus, and then despatches from other Courts that an official message had been sent from Berlin carrying the record of an insult offered to the King by the French A.bassador; add to this the changed tone of the German Press, the enthusiasm with which the French challenge had been taken up; they could have no doubt that they had gone too far; they would now be not the accuser but the accused; had they wished, they did not dare retreat with the fear of the Paris mob before them, and so they decided on war, and on the 15th the official statement was made and approved in the Chamber.