Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Every boy of his acquaintance was ardent in espousing one side or the other.

St. Pierre then resolved on espousing the cause of the Poles.

So admirable a wife was to be pardoned for espousing an old man.

Spain had to pay heavily for her rashness in espousing the French cause.

Espousing the cause of the Loyalists, he was forced to leave for England.

Women of no other nation have this mania for espousing aliens.

By espousing the cause of the lower classes, the latter also remained lower.

The opportunities for espousing millionaires and ministers of state are countless.

Liosha, espousing his cause warmly, gave him the latter at once.

"You spoke of Sharon's warm way of espousing causes," said I to Eastman.