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It is wise, and may be useful, on all proper occasions, to avow our convictions.

All mankind are like us, but they have not the candour to avow it.'

As it was, I found it impossible to avow the one without the other.

He was forced to avow the wisdom of my counsel, and to be guided by it.

I have at least reached the point in life where men not only have convictions but avow them.'

I avow everything I have spoken, and am ready to abide by it.

If the slanderer will stand forth and avow himself, I may know how to deal with him.

Under what possible pretext could I avow myself as her champion, not as of her own choosing?

I recall my last speech, and avow, in all humility, I was wrong.

Should he avow frankly his intention of going to Devil's Cliff?

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Anglo-French avouer, Old French avoer "acknowledge, accept, recognize," especially as a protector (Modern French avouer), from Latin advocare (see advocate). A synonym of avouch (q.v.), which tends to contain the more technical, legal aspect of the word. Related: Avowed; avowing.

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