- 1A solemn promise.More example sentences
- Who would have guessed someone so young could make such a solemn vow and keep it for over fifty years.
- It is one thing for adults to take vows and fulfil them, and quite another when a vow is taken in the name of a child.
- Kirkstall was founded as a result of a solemn vow made by Henry de Lacy of Pontefract Castle.
- 1.1 (vows) A set of promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career.More example sentences
- The bill would not force clergy opposed to same-sex marriage to solemnize the vows.
- I do not believe that civil union vows, or marriage vows for that matter, are only of symbolic value.
- He then discusses marriage vows, the history of divorce, and modern reinterpretations.
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- 1 [reporting verb] Solemnly promise to do a specified thing: [with clause]: he vowed that his government would not tolerate a repeat of the disorder [with direct speech]: one fan vowed, “I’ll picket every home game.”More example sentences
- Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to try to stop homes being built on part of a school site in Clacton.
- Furious families today vowed to fight developers for the fourth time to save their last piece of open space.
- Councillors have vowed to continue to reduce the number of homeless families in Southend.
Middle English: from Old French vou, from Latin votum (see vote); the verb from Old French vouer.