an open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission.
He could not find words with which to make his avowal or to present his appeal.
Miss Billy Eleanor H. Porter
The very fact that they come to us for help is an avowal of their honesty.
Grace Harlowe’s Return to Overton Campus Jessie Graham Flower
The old man’s avowal of loyalty was taken for what it was worth.
Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) John McElroy
There was something in the tone of this avowal that made Jan think.
Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
But, though the heartiness of this avowal was grateful to him, he could not repress his surprise at it.
A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
In the provinces, to live in another person’s house is an avowal of poverty.
The Fortune of the Rougons Emile Zola
She made no answer, but it was easy to perceive that my avowal had not displeased her.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
On the morning after her avowal it was ten o’clock before Clotilde left her room.
Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
Had Geoffrey come to claim her on the strength of her own avowal?
Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
“I have scarce courage for the avowal,” said she, in a low, faint voice.
Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
1727, from avow + -al (2).
acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy. to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit: He avowed himself an opponent of all alliances. Contemporary Examples An avowed liberal, he seeks to explain his critique of conservatives in psychology and biology. David’s Book Club David Frum February 20, 2012 He is, in short, an avowed foe of […]
acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy. Contemporary Examples The endgame for Hamas, avowedly in both word and deed, is Jewish genocide. Numbers Don’t Tell the Mideast Story Thane Rosenbaum July 9, 2014 Domestically, the former governor offers an avowedly nationalistic agenda, focused on American self-sufficiency. Iowa Frontrunner Mike Huckabee Talks to The Daily Beast Lloyd Green […]
a plea by a defendant in an action of replevin who admits taking the distrained goods and shows just cause for the taking.
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