Usage examples for avow

  1. I shall use the same truthfulness in the remainder of my picture, for I have studied myself sufficiently to know myself well; and I will lack neither boldness to speak as freely as I can of my good qualities, nor sincerity to freely avow that I have faults. – Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  2. Who dare, at the present day, avow himself equal to the task? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. With tears in his eyes he said all his trust for salvation was in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that he knew it was his duty to avow his faith, but he could not, for if he did his relatives would one and all abandon him. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  4. He came to study my husband's work; he came, in fact, for the very purpose which you avow. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Chatterton, who to his friends had not hesitated to avow his attachment to his cousin, but who had never proposed for her, as his present views and fortune were not, in his estimation, sufficient for her proper support, had pushed every interest he possessed, and left no steps unattempted an honorable man could resort to, to effect his object. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. Say it out, man, and avow honestly the share of excellence you accord to each of us, broke in Harcourt, laughing. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  7. Of this romance I freely avow my total ignorance. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  8. Consequently, " Mr. Lincoln did avow his belief in the divine authority and inspiration of the Scriptures." – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  9. Gozlan relates that Lassailly, who went to Les Jardies and lived there for some little time as a paid secretary, would be rung up at night, when his employer usually worked- rung up not once nor twice, but several times, to hear himself asked whether, in his waking or his dreaming, he had hatched any good plan; and poor Lassailly would have sorrowfully to avow that his brain had conceived nothing of any importance in the way of drama. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  10. Conjecture pictured that they might have fallen into tender reverie while gazing each into a pair of eyes that had formerly flashed for him and her alone, and, unwilling to avow what their mutual sentiments were, they had continued thus, oblivious of time and space, till darkness suddenly overtook them far from land. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy
  11. I must avow, this whole proceeding was little calculated to remove my objection to the practice of calling upon any individual to offer supplication in a public assembly. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  12. But, this avow, O Cucuc, said Laeg: it is no reproach to thy valour; it is no disgrace to thine honour. – The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge by Unknown
  13. Who dares, at the present day, avow himself equal to the task? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. I avow that so much hubbub seemed suspicious to me on the part of two men, one so sage and so measured, and to whom this rank was of no consequence; the other always so tranquil, so crafty, so master of himself. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 9 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon