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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To declare openly; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes.

2. (v. t.) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry.

3. (n.) Avowal.

4. (n.) To bind, or to devote, by a vow.

5. (n.) A vow or determination.


... the singular circumstance that these seven writers "have written in entire independence
of one another, and without concert or comparison." They avow a common ...
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Whether it is Lawful for the Accused to Defend Himself with ...
... Accordingly it is lawful for the accused to defend himself by withholding the truth
that he is not bound to avow, by suitable means, for instance by not ...
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Joseph and Nicodemus
... How many of us are there who have beliefs about social and moral questions which
we are ashamed to avow in certain companies for fear of the finger of ridicule ...
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Whether Twelve Degrees of Humility are Fittingly Distinguished in ...
... Reply to Objection 1: It is possible, without falsehood, to deem and avow oneself
the most despicable of men, as regards the hidden faults which we acknowledge ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether twelve degrees of humility.htm

The Book of God
... such. There are, again, those who avow that the Bible deserves all praise
because of the literary excellence of its style. There ...
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Letter iv. You Reply to the Conclusion of My Letter: "What have we ...
... notwithstanding its irrationality, and in the face of your expostulation, grounded
on the palpableness of its irrationality,"I must still avow my belief that ...
/.../coleridge/confessions of an inquiring spirit etc/letter iv you reply to.htm

Letter cxxxiii. To Ctesiphon.
... on your heart. To us, ignorant outsiders you speak in parables; but to
your own followers you avow your secret meaning. And for ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cxxxiii to ctesiphon.htm

... due limits"the missionaries, while earnestly desiring the temporal welfare of their
pupils, are actuated by a still higher motive, which they constantly avow ...
/.../kennedy/life and work in benares and kumaon 1839-1877/chapter xii schools.htm

Letter xxii. To Eustochium.
... not haughty or disdainful; He has "married an Ethiopian woman." [342] When once
you desire the wisdom of the true Solomon and come to Him, He will avow all His ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xxii to eustochium.htm

Sharing Christ's Life
... be his servants for ever? Do you take up his cross? Do you avow yourselves
to be his followers, come what may? If so, then are ye ...
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Avow (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Avow (3 Occurrences). Matthew 7:23 and then will I avow
unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness. (DBY). ...
/a/avow.htm - 7k

Lawlessness (13 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Lawlessness (13 Occurrences). Matthew 7:23 and then will
I avow unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness. ...
/l/lawlessness.htm - 10k

Recognize (52 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold,
or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an ...
/r/recognize.htm - 21k

Declare (346 Occurrences)
... announce. 3. (vt) To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth;
to avow; as, he declares the story to be false. 4. (vt ...
/d/declare.htm - 37k

Protest (37 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To affirm in a public or formal manner;
to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow. 2. (vi) To ...
/p/protest.htm - 18k

Profess (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make open declaration of, as of one's knowledge, belief, action, etc.;
to avow or acknowledge; to confess publicly; to own or admit freely. ...
/p/profess.htm - 11k

Adjuration (2 Occurrences)
... We have in the New Testament a striking example of this (Matthew 26:63; Mark 5:7),
where the high priest calls upon Christ to avow his true character. ...
/a/adjuration.htm - 10k

Acknowledge (61 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity;
to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledge a deed. Int. ...
/a/acknowledge.htm - 26k

Avowed (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Avow. 2. (a.) Openly acknowledged or
declared; admitted. Multi-Version Concordance Avowed (1 Occurrence). ...
/a/avowed.htm - 6k

Avouched (2 Occurrences)

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Avow (3 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:23
and then will I avow unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness.

John 12:42
Nevertheless even from among the Rulers many believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they did not avow their belief, for fear they should be shut out from the synagogue.

Acts 24:14
But this I avow to thee, that in the way which they call sect, so I serve my fathers' God, believing all things which are written throughout the law, and in the prophets;



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