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Use "avowal" in a sentence
"Thus, in one place we have the following avowal, which is only not _naïf_ because evidently put in to please the prejudices of sympathetically narrow readers."
"'A woman less fine than you would have protested against this sudden avowal, which is only too like me -- too like Hugo."
"I cannot recall the avowal of my earnest and deep attachment to you, and I do not recall it. '"