His espousal of the cause of Edgar the Atheling led the Conqueror to regard him with suspicion.
Mr. Ferbrass congratulated him on the heartiness of his espousal of the Tory cause.
There is a note of considerate caution in his espousal of new ideas.
The espousal of greenbackism in 1867 only reenforced that resolution.
There is in his espousal of memory and affection belonging to another human being something characteristic of his seriousness.
Every one was interested for the young and handsome couple, and wished for their espousal.
The language has prominent terms indicating how espousal means goods with a woman attached to them.
The Church, however, favored an interval between the espousal and the marriage.
He is an American, and does not appreciate the difficulties attending such an espousal.
Some of its vicious eccentricities, like the ravings against religion and the espousal of free love, have already vanished.
late 14c., from Old French esposailles (plural) "act of betrothal" (12c., Modern French époussailles), from Latin sponsalia "betrothal, espousal," noun use of neuter plural of sponsalis "of a betrothal," from sponsa "spouse." For the -e- see especial.