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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 September 21, 2014

Novelty aside, the real question is whether these avowedly chaste men of the cloth are listening.
The Vatican’s Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen? Barbie Latza Nadeau October 11, 2014

Historical Examples

More disconcerting still, Lady Sarah was avowedly happy with her baronet-husband.
Love Romances of the Aristocracy Thornton Hall

This munificence was avowedly for the credit of the settlement.
The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) John West

She has been put into an avowedly trying position, and does not deserve hard judgment for not being happy in it.
The Three Brides Charlotte M. Yonge

All these thoughts, avowedly or unconsciously, returned to him.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola

The Roman Catholics in general are avowedly for the measure.
Is Ulster Right? Anonymous

But he was overwhelmed with shame for her because she was avowedly what she was.
The Prisoner Alice Brown

avowedly he was ready to lay the time-honored principles of civil right and the ancient law at the feet of the Slave Power.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 Various


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