avowed avowed  /ə ˈvaʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) openly declared as such

Usage(s):

  1. He is also an avowed bisexual fighting dismissal from the service for homosexual behavior.
  2. Even avowed supporters of the death penalty in murder cases think the Texas proposal would be a bad idea.
  3. Vanderbilt was known to be a frequenter of Canfield's place; dowagers who had never set foot therein avowed that he had often lost as much as $75,000 in one evening.

News

  1. Snowden: I took job to gather evidence

    Edward Snowden took a job with a firm that provides contractors to the National Security Agency solely to gather evidence about U.S. surveillance programs, the self-avowed leaker told the South China Morning Post Newspaper.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Snowden to newspaper: I took job to get docs

    Edward Snowden took a job with a firm that provides contractors to the National Security Agency solely to gather evidence about U.S. surveillance programs, the self-avowed leaker told the South China Morning Post Newspaper. "My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked," the Post quoted him as saying in a story published Monday ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  3. NSA leaker says he intends to release more documents after reviewing them

    Edward Snowden took a job with a firm that provides contractors to the National Security Agency solely to gather evidence about U.S. surveillance programs, the self-avowed leaker told the South China Morning Post Newspaper.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

Quotes

  1. "It is my hope that the majority's avowed interest in improving this legislation on the Senate floor is genuine and the partisan gamesmanship is over," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), promising "many amendments."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Asked about his suicidal thoughts, Baldwin told Playboy: "I (was) very serious. I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me. If I committed suicide, they (Kim Basinger?s team) would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed...
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Alec Baldwin Source: AFP

  3. President Yar'Adua said his stand was premised on his "avowed commitment to upholding the rule of law at all times."
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Yar Adua Source: AllAfrica.com

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