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avow

to justify or maintain.
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The band's avowed aim for the album, to construct love songs "that don't adhere to the traditional love song type" is impressively served, in musical arrangements that include the classical stringed dramatics and swirling enthralled rush of Formaldehyde.
A photographer-at-large for Vanity Fair who has spent much of his career shooting architecture, Eberle is an avowed Nouvel devotee.
But the Scottish Kilt Makers' Association and David Coulthard, former racing driver and avowed kilt wearer, disagree - saying there's nothing unhygienic about it.
Why no acknowledgment that Margaret Sanger was an avowed eugenicist who said things like "Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race"?
She expressed her deep and avowed resolve to disburse justice to common man, which she declared as her main focus, for which she wants to strengthen the SCBA.
John Lennon's widow is an avowed Oasis fan and still finds it difficult to believe Noel Gallagher walked out on his brother Liam and bandmates prompting the group's break-up.
The judgement, handed down at a High Court hearing in Leeds, found Dr Gill's "domineering" father had coerced her mother into making the will, despite her "avowed dislike" of the charity.
Avowed fans of Brazilian metal titans Sepultura might be surprised that original drummer Igor Cavalera started an electro project with his wife, Laima Leyton.
His avowed aim was to muster support of US allies for advancing the political process in Iraq, but observers believed the real objective of the trip could be rallying the so-called Arab Quartet behind any military action Washington could take against Teheran to strip it of its nuclear bomb-making potential.
The publicly avowed policies of the administration to enforce border security are nothing but lip service designed to deceive the gullible.