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Definition of "avowing" []

  • Present participle of avow. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "avowing" in a sentence
  • "Shall we ascribe this to the superiority of their faith and courage, or to our less intimate knowledge of their history!] † Pliny says, that the greater part of the Christians persisted in avowing themselves to be so; the reason for his consulting Trajan was the periclitantium numerus."
  • "This v. ns in plain terms avowing what the governor at first charged them with tacitly intending."
  • "After having made himself double, he makes nature in like manner twofold, and then he supposes she is vivified by an intelligence, which he borrows from himself, Placed in an impossibility of becoming acquainted with this agent, as well as with that which he has gratuitously distinguished from his own body; he has invented the word spiritual to cover up his ignorance; which is only in other words avowing it is a substance entirely unknown to him."
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