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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESPOUSED

I do not ask your name, nor do I wish to know which cause you have espoused.

And especially, how would she be regarded by her espoused husband?

Eventually he returned to the party which he had espoused, and escaped to France.

Lately the Democrats have espoused "free silver," and the Republicans have "buried" them.

He had been living all these years for himself, was it not time that he espoused some other motive?

The dictatorship was fitted to be repudiated by Cincinnatus, and to be espoused by Cæsar.

Yet it may be mentioned that Braccio had espoused Alfonso's cause.

He never exposed a weak point, nor espoused a worthless cause.

He took no sides, pronounced no judgment, espoused no cause.

"That man will kill himself in the cause he has espoused," remarked Debray.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to take as spouse, marry," from Old French espouser "marry, take in marriage, join in marriage" (11c., Modern French épouser), from Latin sponsare, past participle of spondere (see espousal).

Extended sense of "adopt, embrace" a cause, party, etc., is from 1620s. Related: Espoused; espouses; espousing. For initial e-, see especial.

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