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avowed

[uh-voud] /əˈvaʊd/
adjective
1.
acknowledged; declared:
an avowed enemy.
Origin of avowed
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at avow, -ed2
Related forms
avowedly
[uh-vou-id-lee] /əˈvaʊ ɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
avowedness, noun
self-avowed, adjective
unavowed, adjective
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  • Theydon gazed at this self-avowed knight-errant in surprise.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • Culpepper—the blunt and self-avowed scorner of the lady's man!

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • It was his intention, self-avowed and dominant, that he would come to some decision in regard to Eden before that walk was done.

    Eden Edgar Saltus

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