Definition of Espoused

1. Verb. (past of espouse) ¹



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Definition of Espoused

1. espouse [v] - See also: espouse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Espoused

espinels
espionage
espionage agent
espionage network
espionages
esplanade
esplanaded
esplanades
esplees
espontoon
espontoons
espousage
espousal
espousals
espouse
espoused (current term)
espouser
espousers
espouses
espousing
espressivo
espresso
espresso breve
espresso maker
espresso shop
espressos
espringal
espringals

Literary usage of Espoused

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... Who wedded her with priceless gifts espoused. ... gain'd His mother, with a countless dower espoused. ..."

2. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"Uie 3. la there no communion to be had with the Lord Jesus, unless virgins — unless espoused to him ? O, therefore, here is a match for you; choose him, ..."

3. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"Hearing what I had to say, which I took good care that he should understand, he immediately espoused my cause, and bade Firenzuola pay me. ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... herself with patience, fortitude, and unshaken reliance upon the justice and ultimate triumph of the cause she had espoused. Her pen was never idle. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"When the Civil War ce out he espoused the cause of the Union; raised a company of Zouaves, .... espoused ..."

6. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"... been tried against the heretics of Languedoc, were now preached against all who espoused a different party from the Roman see in the quarrels of Italy. ..."

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