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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AVOWED

Nor were they wrong, for such is the avowed aim of the "Forward Policy."

I have avowed them with an earnestness that I believe is without example: and why?

But truly, as he avowed, he was entering the fifth lustrum beyond it.

Take some of the avowed sublimities of the Rev. Mr. Cumming.

Incidentally, they were avowed friends of the former electrician, Parker.

If ever maiden avowed the secret of her heart, it seemed to him that Valerie avowed it then.

There may be some that your frankness has not avowed, my dear Count.

He avowed his love for Agnes, and their intention to abide Sir Charles' decision.

And yet, in defiance of that avowed impossibility, they seemed now and again to glow.

She rudely hooted at their avowed intention to enter the lists.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AVOWED

known

adjectivefamous, popular
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