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espouse
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
take up a cause, theory, or other idea
  • 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.
    Chapters 5-6 (90% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 87-88 (46% in)

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