Thesaurus / espousal


General Lee's flight was a sad ending to his earnest hopes and faithful espousal of the cause which he believed right.THE BLUE AND THE GRAYA. R. WHITE
They have embraced the Christian religion, and appear devout in their espousal of Christian doctrines.EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS 1748-1846, VOLUME XXXJOEL PALMER
Punch's espousal of the cause of Dreyfus became increasingly vehement and provocative.MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
His espousal of the cause of Edgar the Atheling led the Conqueror to regard him with suspicion.THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CANTERBURY [2ND ED.].HARTLEY WITHERS
She was convinced, in her own mind, that the Honorable Atkins had some hidden motive for his espousal of the Thomas cause.CY WHITTAKER'S PLACEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
To Nan Ellis, Julian's espousal of the cause of the stranger within the gate was as music in the ear and as honey in the mouth.THE MESSENGERELIZABETH ROBINS
Young Conrad's birthday was fixed for his espousal, and Manfred's impatience for this ceremonial was marked by everyone.THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS, VOL VIIIARTHUR MEE AND J.A. HAMMERTON, EDS.
In her hot espousal of Lady Constance's cause she had only saved one woman at the expense of another—Oh!THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
His espousal of the cause of the enemies of Virginia made the planters regard him as a traitor.VIRGINIA UNDER THE STUARTS 1607-1688THOMAS J. WERTENBAKER
Malcolm did not meet with much encouragement from the few to whom he thought fit to confide the conditions of his espousal.THE CAGED LIONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE


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