Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of espouse.

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Examples

  • So, when we begin espousing disconnected policy and wonkish legislative goals we have no common ground for hanging our hat.

    Burns Strider: Manning Up to Sharing Our Testimony as Democrats

  • There is a particularly misogynist school of romance critique which we are not interested in espousing; no, Maggie Stiefvater is not a great prose stylist, but neither is Tom Clancy, and we have yet to read a book review elaborating on what silly and addlepated creatures men are for their biological yearnings toward homoerotic narratives of exploding submarines and menacing Russians.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Indeed, in espousing the idea of a "big society", at least David Cameron and some people around him have implicitly admitted their party has a deficit on this account.

    The right political direction

  • So, when we begin espousing disconnected policy and wonkish legislative goals we have no common ground for hanging our hat.

    Burns Strider: Manning Up to Sharing Our Testimony as Democrats

  • There is a particularly misogynist school of romance critique which we are not interested in espousing; no, Maggie Stiefvater is not a great prose stylist, but neither is Tom Clancy, and we have yet to read a book review elaborating on what silly and addlepated creatures men are for their biological yearnings toward homoerotic narratives of exploding submarines and menacing Russians.

    Today's Book Review

  • He is famous for his fearlessness in espousing controversial causes such as Sunday Sports, hospital sweepstakes and the organization of Metropolitan Toronto.

    Planning for Transportation in the Metropolitan Community

  • I class you as one to whom the religious hypothesis is von vornherein* so dead, that the risk in espousing it now far outweighs for you the chance of truth; so you simply stake your money on the field as against it.

    Familiar Letters of William James II

  • But I think none the less of those who voted against me, for they showed by their vote that they had the courage of their convictions, and that is all I am doing now in espousing the cause of opposition to Reciprocity.

    Reciprocity with the United States

  • It’s not simply that there is * no* reason to be aggressive in espousing one’s views, socially and politically, it’s that not everybody identifies with the needto.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Do ‘Family Values’ Weaken Families?”

  • You mean like KILLING TEH HOMOS, s1ut-shaming, wishing that the poor or one’s political opponents be aborted … yeah far-right fringe values … yes conservative guy does a fine job in espousing conservative values …

    Think Progress » SC Lt. Gov. compares people getting gov’t help to ‘stray animals’ who ‘breed’ because they don’t know better.

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