acknowledged; declared: an avowed enemy.
- a·vow·ed·ly [uh-vou-id-lee], /əˈvaʊ ɪd li/, adverb
- a·vow·ed·ness, noun
- self-a·vowed, adjective
- un·a·vowed, adjective
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How to use avowed in a sentence
They provided her with an attorney — an avowed eugenicist and friend of the colony director — to file a suit on her behalf.Britney Spears, Carrie Buck and the awful history of controlling ‘unfit’ women | Gillian Brockell | September 30, 2021 | Washington Post
The West has a history of forgetting its avowed commitment to human rights and democracy when it suits its strategic interests.
Former Virginian Howard Bailey was following all this from Jamaica, where “people smoke weed every day” and where he — an avowed nonsmoker — is living in exile, thanks to an ancient pot conviction on his record.
Loki, despite having become an avowed good guy, couldn’t help but steal one of the Infinity Stones from the treasure room at Asgard before they abandoned the planet, thus attracting Thanos to the ship of refugees.Everything You Need to Know About Loki and Time Travel in the MCU | Eliana Dockterman | June 8, 2021 | Time
Even for avowed loners, to see other human faces—even masked half-faces, 6 ft.This Summer, We’re Going to Go to the Movies More—and Love It More | Stephanie Zacharek | May 12, 2021 | Time
An avowed creationist who consults for a food lobby hardly seems an appropriate choice to fulfill these criteria.
Should an avowed Marxist professor whose field of study is the 0.01 percent therefore be paid $15,000,000 a year?
And it may cease to be a worry at all if the avowed opponents of stop-and-frisk have their way.Antiq Hennis’s Bloody Stroller Shames New York City Mayor’s Race | Michael Daly | September 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A dishy book from an avowed sociopath has stirred up an awkward debate: perhaps all of us have a bit of the personality disorder.
Even Osama bin Laden was accorded the final rites prescribed by his avowed religion, courtesy of the U.S. government.
Why should they not jointly come under explicitly avowed obligations to God?The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Montague was taken completely by surprise, but manfully avowed the whole truth, and defended what he had done.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Perhaps also greater liberty of thought and speech caused irreligion to take a more avowed and visible form.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
It was no light trouble to him that on their return to London she avowed herself a Romanist.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
I had always felt attached to this divine production, even when I had not believed myself one of its avowed followers.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico