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- n. One who espouses; one who embraces or adopts the cause of another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who espouses; one who embraces the cause of another or makes it his own.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who espouses, or betroths or weds.
- n. One who defends or maintains something, as a cause.
He is a great espouser of new age thinking and has the air of a mystic.
And then there was the espouser of doom himself: Roubini was known to be a perpetual pessimist, what economists call a “permabear.”
Neither the espouser of this model nor the regulators who ultimately bought into it had been contaminated by real world hands-on experiences with industrial equipment the proverbial armchair engineers
Distinction is made by the Jewish canons, and that justly and openly, between private society or discourse between the espouser and the espoused, and the bringing of the espoused into the husband's house.
And I hear that thou threatenest, as they tell me, to wreak some deed of vengeance on the betrother, and the espouser and the espoused; against this then, before I suffer, will I guard.
The unfortunate espouser of the cause of the fair having thus been derided out of court, I took up the next question.
His lordship, a warm espouser of our principles and a great lover of dogs, had sent us this present from York, believing that it would be very useful to us both on our journey and after we had arrived at our destination.
As befitted a man named Socrates, he was a noted intellectual, too, an eloquent espouser of left-wing causes, and a doctor of medicine and philosophy.
On Friday night, addressing a Muslim gathering in the White House, Obama was the eloquent espouser of high moral principle, arguing for the unquestionable right of a Muslim charity to build a community center and mosque in the neighborhood of the World Trade Center, site of the
Toomey is the former head of the anti-tax group Club for Growth and an early espouser of the principles adopted by the Tea Party.