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avowed

[uh-voud]
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  1. acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy.

Origin of avowed

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at avow, -ed2
Related formsa·vow·ed·ly [uh-vou-id-lee] /əˈvaʊ ɪd li/, adverba·vow·ed·ness, nounself-a·vowed, adjectiveun·a·vowed, adjective
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  • All these thoughts, avowedly or unconsciously, returned to him.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • We avowedly follow not the truth but the will of the many (compare Republic).

  • But he was overwhelmed with shame for her because she was avowedly what she was.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • The tariff bill presented in 1824 was avowedly a protective measure.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson

  • At first all used it avowedly as French, writing it in italics to indicate this.

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    Richard Chevenix Trench