- 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 solemn promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career: the vows of celibacyMore 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 infinitive]: the rebels vowed to continue fighting [with clause]: I vowed that my family would never go hungry [with direct speech]: ‘never again!’ he vowedMore example sentences
swear, swear/state under oath, swear on the Bible, take an oath, pledge, promise, affirm, avow, undertake, give an undertaking, engage, commit, commit oneself, make a commitment, give one's word, give one's word of honour, give an assurance, guarantee; Law depose, make a deposition, bind oneself
- 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 is from Old French vouer.