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espouse

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Definition take up a cause, theory, or other idea
  • They openly espouse an extremist ideology.
  • Every government would espouse the common cause.
    Madison, James  --  Federalist Papers Authored by James Madison
  • The candidate espouses Republican ideals.
  • But if Dorothea did choose to espouse her solitude, he felt that the resolution would well become her.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • It's a bargain: I accept you; I espouse your cause.
    James, Henry  --  The American
  • Would she not prefer to espouse death itself rather than that living corpse?
    Leroux, Gaston  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Brothers espouse the wives of their brothers, and to conclude, they observe a great number of Jewish ceremonies.
    Lobo, Father  --  A Voyage to Abyssinia
  • Say that you will espouse my cause.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Gods of Mars
  • I wish the one you espouse at present, much joy of the acquisition it has made.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of 'Eighty
  • He should espouse Elizabeth her daughter.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Richard III
  • for Henry King of England, that the said Henry shall espouse the
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
  • God allows evil to come about because mankind has espoused it, and now we are beginning to feel the burden of our own evil and imperfections.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Those who espoused Melanie's side pointed triumphantly to the fact that Melanie was constantly with Scarlett these days.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Would she not prefer to espouse death itself rather than that living corpse?
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • Lucius Cary, Viscount Falkland, was an English politician who espoused the royalist side; he was killed in battle in the Civil War.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The fights ceased after two days as the Communicators walked up and down the school espousing calm.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • So, get thee gone: commend me to thy lord; Withal say that the queen hath heartily consented He should espouse Elizabeth her daughter.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • It was about this time that Terah espoused the mother of Abraham and she was with child....
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • But if Dorothea did choose to espouse her solitude, he felt that the resolution would well become her.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • This was art which sprang from a cult very different from the faith espoused by St. Kevin.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry

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