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  • Some of the science it espoused later proved to be not so benign — and some of the scientists it promoted were unusual role models for the nation's children.†   (source)
  • Reference other critics' opinions as a backhanded way to espouse their own.†   (source)
  • A gospel that espoused the beliefs of at least some people during the birth of Christianity.†   (source)
  • That it was, at the least, inconsistent for slave owners to he espousing freedom and equality was not lost on Adams, any more than on others on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.†   (source)
  • It was on her lips to ask her guide which king Lord Brune had espoused, but it made no matter any longer.†   (source)
  • In the course of history, the ideals pertaining to human beings' behavior toward each other and pertaining to the preferred organization of their communities have been espoused and taught by enlightened individuals.†   (source)
  • That is why "I determined to ...espouse the holy cause of Southern freedom."†   (source)
  • This was art which sprang from a cult very different from the faith espoused by St. Kevin.†   (source)
  • How can you of all people espouse an idea like that?†   (source)
  • Vanger acted as though he had been a cultural radical espousing freedom of speech all his life.†   (source)
  • And when she asked for Jaime, to espouse Elia, he offered her you instead.†   (source)
  • "These false kings espouse false gods," she reminded him.†   (source)
  • He took me for his page when he espoused my aunt.†   (source)
  • His idea is radical, and in another era would have been a fringe notion espoused by an eccentric adjunct professor somewhere: that all information, personal or not, should be known by all.†   (source)
  • I will take your word so far as her teeth are concerned, but it would be pleasant if I might gaze upon her face before I espoused her.†   (source)
  • While publicly espousing support for the free market, the fast food chains have quietly pursued and greatly benefited from a wide variety of government subsidies.†   (source)
  • No one was heard singing French patriotic songs in public as before, or espousing the cause of France.†   (source)
  • New Englanders also favored New York, it being much the easiest location for them to reach, though Philadelphia, adamantly espoused by the Pennsylvanians, was considered an acceptable alternative.†   (source)
  • That political parties were an evil that could bring the ruination of republican government was doctrine he, with others, had long accepted and espoused.†   (source)
  • Distraught over what he had heard, Benjamin Rush wrote to caution his "dear friend" to think again and remember all he had espoused at the start of the Revolution.†   (source)
  • He was adamantly opposed to the notion espoused by some that in the ideal republican government public officials should serve without pay—an idea that had been supported by both Franklin and Washington, two of the wealthiest men in the nation.†   (source)
  • Burke adamantly opposed such English enthusiasm for the revolution in France as espoused by Richard Price, which he thought woefully irresponsible, and the speech, which was published in full in New York in the Gazette of the United .†   (source)
  • Specifically he had written in defence (hence the title) against the theories of the philosophe Turgot, who espoused perfect democracy and a single legislature, or as he wrote, "collecting all authority into one center, that of the nation."†   (source)
  • But even before the first of the essays appeared, he let it be known that while he understood the reasons for the revolution in France—the oppressive abuses of the government, the overbearing and costly "armies of monks, soldiers, and courtiers"—and though he strongly supported the ideals espoused by French patriots, he viewed the situation with dire misgivings.†   (source)
  • Because you see the 46 millions in our island harassed about their food supply, of which they only grow one half, even in war-time, or because we have difficulty in restarting our industries and export trade after six years of passionate war effort, do not suppose that we shall not come through these dark years of privation as we have come through the glorious years of agony, or that half a century from now, you will not see 70 or 80 millions of Britons spread about the world and united in defense of our traditions, our way of life, and of the world causes which you and we espouse.†   (source)
  • While we recognize an owner's right to dictate the policy of his paper on political, sociological or economic issues, we believe that a situation has gone past the limits of decency when an employer expects self-respecting men to espouse the cause of a common criminal.†   (source)
  • Do not suppose that half a century from now, you will not see 70 or 80 millions of Britons spread about the world united in defense of our traditions, and our way of life, and of the world causes which you and we espouse.†   (source)
  • Those who espoused Melanie's side pointed triumphantly to the fact that Melanie was constantly with Scarlett these days.†   (source)
  • It was about this time that Terah espoused the mother of Abraham and she was with child.... When her time approached, she left the city in great terror and wandered toward the desert, walking along the edge of a valley, until she happened across a cave.†   (source)
  • Would she not prefer to espouse death itself rather than that living corpse?†   (source)
  • (She smiles): I would fain—seeing you thus espouse my cause, Roxane—believe it a proof of love†   (source)
  • But if Tom did make a mistake of that sort, he espoused it, and stood by it: he "didn't mind."†   (source)
  • It's a bargain: I accept you; I espouse your cause.†   (source)
  • When I left college, I was sent out to Jamaica, to espouse a bride already courted for me.†   (source)
  • In that way Vinteuil's phrase, like some theme, say, in Tristan, which represents to us also a certain acquisition of sentiment, has espoused our mortal state, had endued a vesture of humanity that was affecting enough.†   (source)
  • It was only to be found by continuous excursions into either realm, and though proportion is the final secret, to espouse it at the outset is to insure sterility.†   (source)
  • A pretty dispute followed, in which Edna warmly espoused her father's cause and the Doctor remained neutral.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Fisher was small, fiery and dramatic; and her hands and eyes were admirable instruments in the service of whatever causes he happened to espouse.†   (source)
  • the course of the day—I had difficulty in recognising the futile, straggling lines of my own handwriting beneath the circles stamped on it at the post-office, the inscriptions added in pencil by a postman, signs of effectual realisation, seals of the external world, violet bands symbolical of life itself, which for the first time came to espouse, to maintain, to raise, to rejoice my dream.†   (source)
  • "A flock of our fellows are going to drive over by-and-by, and I'll be hanged if I don't make them buy every flower she's got, and camp down before her table afterward," said Laurie, espousing her cause with warmth.†   (source)
  • If aristocratic nations do not make sufficient use of general ideas, and frequently treat them with inconsiderate disdain, it is true, on the other hand, that a democratic people is ever ready to carry ideas of this kind to excess, and to espouse the with injudicious warmth.†   (source)
  • But if Dorothea did choose to espouse her solitude, he felt that the resolution would well become her.†   (source)
  • If I cannot espouse Mabel, ye'll no object to my esteeming her, and speaking well of her, and of yoursal', too, on all suitable occasions and in all companies.†   (source)
  • Influenced by these considerations, he espoused the young gentleman's quarrel with great warmth, protesting that he had done quite right, and that he respected him for it; which John Browdie (albeit not quite clear as to the merits) immediately protested too, with not inferior vehemence.†   (source)
  • Educated in the most dependent loyalty, Mr. Effingham had, from the commencement of the disputes between the colonists and the crown, warmly maintained what he believed to be the just prerogatives of his prince; while, on the other hand, the clear head and independent mind of Temple had induced him to espouse the cause of the people.†   (source)
  • But suddenly Helene, who was getting bored, said with one of her bewitching smiles: "But I think that having espoused the true religion I cannot be bound by what a false religion laid upon me."†   (source)
  • At first some rash individuals, principally of the gentler sex, espoused his cause, which became still more popular when the Illustrated London News came out with his portrait, copied from a photograph in the Reform Club.†   (source)
  • Paul and the Doctor were diametrically opposed to each other in opinion; the former declaring for an immediate appeal to arms, and the latter was warmly espousing the policy of pacific measures.†   (source)
  • I give you his very words; and if the marquis chooses to be candid, he will confess that they perfectly agree with what his majesty said to him, when he went six months ago to consult him upon the subject of your espousing his daughter.†   (source)
  • The marshals and their attendants appeared next on the field, together with the heralds, for the purpose of receiving the names of the knights who intended to joust, with the side which each chose to espouse.†   (source)
  • Heyward gathered from the manners of the different speakers, that the father and son espoused one side of a disputed question, while the white man maintained the other.†   (source)
  • "And who charges me with this, monseigneur?" said d'Artagnan, who had no doubt the accusation came from Milady, "a woman branded by the justice of the country; a woman who has espoused one man in France and another in England; a woman who poisoned her second husband and who attempted both to poison and assassinate me!"†   (source)
  • Zealous Christians may be found amongst us whose minds are nurtured in the love and knowledge of a future life, and who readily espouse the cause of human liberty as the source of all moral greatness.†   (source)
  • There was a Lion red, a wooer daring,
    Within the Lily's tepid bath espoused,
    And both, tormented then by flame unsparing,
    By turns in either bridal chamber housed.†   (source)
  • You shall see what sort of a being I was cheated into espousing, and judge whether or not I had a right to break the compact, and seek sympathy with something at least human.†   (source)
  • They are none of your unhappy wretches who begin by having no family, and end by espousing the public.†   (source)
  • The other had espoused a smallish squire in Norfolk and, though married but the other day, had already five children.†   (source)
  • The cause which the young man espoused was one so sacred that Beauchamp had only to comply with all his wishes; he yielded and contented himself with following Morcerf.†   (source)
  • She knew, when she locked her door, that she should unlock it ready to go down to her unhappy husband and espouse his sorrow, and say of his guilt, I will mourn and not reproach.†   (source)
  • The country is as much removed from the passions of the Old World by its position as by the line of policy which it has chosen, and it is neither called upon to repudiate nor to espouse the conflicting interests of Europe; whilst the dissensions of the New World are still concealed within the bosom of the future.†   (source)
  • Had Judge Temple espoused the cause of any particular sect, the question would have been immediately put at rest, for his influence was too powerful to be opposed; but he declined interference in the matter, positively refusing to lend even the weight of his name on the side of Richard, who had secretly given an assurance to his diocesan that both the building and the congregation would cheerfully come within the pale of the Protestant Episcopal Church.†   (source)
  • He was irate and defiant; and Tom, though he espoused his father's quarrels and shared his father's sense of injury, was not without some of the feeling that oppressed Maggie when Mr. Tulliver got louder and more angry in narration and assertion with the increased leisure of dessert.†   (source)
  • While she prayed that she might become the humble instrument of bringing him into the flock of the faithful, she petitioned for forgiveness, on her own behalf, if presumption or indifference to the counsel of the church had caused her to set too high a value on her influence, and led her into the dangerous error of hazarding her own soul by espousing a heretic.†   (source)
  • compose Tiridate; let a eunuch come to possess a harem; let a military Prudhomme accidentally win the decisive battle of an epoch; let an apothecary invent cardboard shoe-soles for the army of the Sambre-and-Meuse, and construct for himself, out of this cardboard, sold as leather, four hundred thousand francs of income; let a pork-packer espouse usury, and cause it to bring forth seven or eight millions, of which he is the father and of which it is the mother; let a preacher become a bishop by force of his nasal drawl; let the steward of a fine family be so rich on retiring from service that he is made minister of finances,—and men call that Genius, just as they call the face o†   (source)
  • It is clear that the greater the privileges of the executive authority are, the greater is the temptation; the more the ambition of the candidates is excited, the more warmly are their interests espoused by a throng of partisans who hope to share the power when their patron has won the prize.†   (source)
  • Is there, for example, anything stranger than that long and bloody protest of dealers in contraband salt, a legitimate chronic revolt, which, at the decisive moment, on the day of salvation, at the very hour of popular victory, espouses the throne, turns into chouannerie, and, from having been an insurrection against, becomes an uprising for, sombre masterpieces of ignorance!†   (source)
  • Who would not, when there was the pretext of casting disgrace upon him, confound his whole life and the truths he had espoused, in one heap of obloquy?†   (source)
  • She had never thought that any man could love her except Fred, who had espoused her with the umbrella ring, when she wore socks and little strapped shoes; still less that she could be of any importance to Mr. Farebrother, the cleverest man in her narrow circle.†   (source)
  • circumstances, thanks to God, were such as to make proprietary favours unnecessary to me; and that, being a member of the Assembly, I could not possibly accept of any; that, however, I had no personal enmity to the proprietary, and that, whenever the public measures he propos'd should appear to be for the good of the people, no one should espouse and forward them more zealously than myself; my past opposition having been founded on this, that the measures which had been urged were evidently intended to serve the proprietary interest, with great prejudice to that of the people; that I was much obliged to him (the governor) for his professions of regard to me, and that he might rely on ever†   (source)
  • Though I would carefully avoid giving unnecessary offense, yet I am inclined to believe, that all those who espouse the doctrine of reconciliation, may be included within the following descriptions.†   (source)
  • I am not induced by motives of pride, party, or resentment to espouse the doctrine of separation and independance; I am clearly, positively, and conscientiously persuaded that it is the true interest of this continent to be so; that every thing short of THAT is mere patchwork, that it can afford no lasting felicity, —that it is leaving the sword to our children, and shrinking back at a time, when, a little more, a little farther, would have rendered this continent the glory of the earth.†   (source)
  • She was so pleased with the phrase that she underlined "pantaloons" twice on her script before concluding: "A noted man once said to a young man starting out to practice law, 'Young man, espouse some righteous unpopular cause.'†   (source)
  • L. Bloom, who met with a mixed reception of applause and hisses, having espoused the negative the vocalist chairman brought the discussion to a close, in response to repeated requests and hearty plaudits from all parts of a bumper house, by a remarkably noteworthy rendering of the immortal Thomas Osborne Davis' evergreen verses (happily too familiar to need recalling here) A nation once again in the execution of which the veteran patriot champion may be said without fear of contradiction to have fairly excelled himself.†   (source)
  • Awake,
    My fairest, my espoused, my latest found,
    Heaven's last best gift, my ever new delight!†   (source)
  • Every government would espouse the common cause.†   (source)
  • So he reigned in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen.†   (source)
  • So, get thee gone: commend me to thy lord; Withal say that the queen hath heartily consented He should espouse Elizabeth her daughter.†   (source)
  • He well knew that fortune is generally the principal, if not the sole, consideration, which operates on the best of parents in these matters: for friendship makes us warmly espouse the interest of others; but it is very cold to the gratification of their passions.†   (source)
  • This, at best, is but a precarious security; because a power independent of the society may as well espouse the unjust views of the major, as the rightful interests of the minor party, and may possibly be turned against both parties.†   (source)
  • "Upon my word, Mrs Miller," said Allworthy, "I do not take this behaviour of yours to my nephew kindly; and I do assure you, as any reflections which you cast upon him must come only from that wickedest of men, they would only serve, if that were possible, to heighten my resentment against him: for I must tell you, Mrs Miller, the young man who now stands before you hath ever been the warmest advocate for the ungrateful wretch whose cause you espouse.†   (source)
  • Here, in close recess,
    With flowers, garlands, and sweet-smelling herbs,
    Espoused Eve decked first her nuptial bed;
    And heavenly quires the hymenaean sung,
    What day the genial Angel to our sire
    Brought her in naked beauty more adorned,
    More lovely, than Pandora, whom the Gods
    Endowed with all their gifts, and O!†   (source)
  • In proportion as either prevails, it will be conveyed into the national representation; and for the very reason, that this will be an emanation from a greater variety of interests, and in much more various proportions, than are to be found in any single State, it will be much less apt to espouse either of them with a decided partiality, than the representation of any single State.†   (source)
  • In fact, that honest squire, happening, in his afternoon's walk with some company, to pass through the field where the bloody battle was fought, and having concluded, from seeing three men engaged, that two of them must be on a side, he hastened from his companions, and with more gallantry than policy, espoused the cause of the weaker party.†   (source)
  • Of those who espouse this objection, a part are of opinion that the House of Representatives ought to have been associated in the business, while another part seem to think that nothing more was necessary than to have substituted two thirds of ALL the members of the Senate, to two thirds of the members PRESENT.†   (source)
  • The spirit which everywhere displayed itself at the commencement of the struggle, and which vanquished the obstacles to independence, is the best of proofs that a sufficient portion of liberty had been everywhere enjoyed to inspire both a sense of its worth and a zeal for its proper enlargement This remark holds good, as well with regard to the then colonies whose elections were least frequent, as to those whose elections were most frequent Virginia was the colony which stood first in resisting the parliamentary usurpations of Great Britain; it was the first also in espousing, by public act, the resolution of independence.†   (source)
  • The second will be espoused with caution by those who will seriously consider the difficulty of collecting men dispersed over the whole Union; the injury to the innocent, from the procrastinated determination of the charges which might be brought against them; the advantage to the guilty, from the opportunities which delay would afford to intrigue and corruption; and in some cases the detriment to the State, from the prolonged inaction of men whose firm and faithful execution of their duty might have exposed them to the persecution of an intemperate or designing majority in the House of Representatives.†   (source)
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