avowedly


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a·vow

 (ə-vou′)
tr.v. a·vowed, a·vow·ing, a·vows
1. To acknowledge or declare openly and unashamedly: avowed their faith in the electoral process.
2. To state positively; declare: "Various church councils have avowed that evolution poses no threat to supernatural belief" (Frederick C. Crews).

[Middle English avowen, from Old French avouer, from Latin advocāre, to call upon; see advocate.]

a·vow′a·ble adj.
a·vow′a·bly adv.
a·vow′ed·ly (-ĭd-lē) adv.
a·vow′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.avowedly - by open declaration; "their policy has been avowedly Marxist"; "Susan Smith was professedly guilty of the murders"
2.avowedly - as acknowledgedavowedly - as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class"
Translations

avowedly

[əˈvaʊɪdlɪ] ADV (frm) → declaradamente, abiertamente

avowedly

avowedly

[əˈvaʊɪdlɪ] advapertamente, dichiaratamente; (professedly) → dichiaratamente
References in classic literature ?
It is reported that he means to exchange into another regiment, avowedly for the purpose of separating himself from ME.
But though this be strictly and truly the case; though the assumption of such a right would be an infringement of the articles of Union; though it may seldom or never have been avowedly claimed, yet in practice it has been constantly exercised, and would continue to be so, as long as the revenues of the Confederacy should remain dependent on the intermediate agency of its members.
He wrote his biography[3] avowedly to "remove certain misconceptions which had gained currency" in regard to the later part of his father's life, and which had "caused considerable pain to persons still living." It is obvious that there was much in the commonly received account of Strickland's life to embarrass a respectable family.
Fanny had no share in the festivities of the season; but she enjoyed being avowedly useful as her aunt's companion when they called away the rest of the family; and, as Miss Lee had left Mansfield, she naturally became everything to Lady Bertram during the night of a ball or a party.
Miss Lavish, who represented intellect, was avowedly hostile, and now the Miss Alans, who stood for good breeding, were following her.
This was the man from whom Madame Olenska was avowedly flying: the question was whether she had fled because his importunities displeased her, or because she did not wholly trust herself to resist them; unless, indeed, all her talk of flight had been a blind, and her departure no more than a manoeuvre.
Ward, though avowedly "broad," is not really the broadest.
The important fact of this last period, however, is that Milton now had the leisure to write, or to complete, 'Paradise Lost.' For a quarter of a century he had avowedly cherished the ambition to produce 'such a work as the world would not willingly let die' and had had in mind, among others, the story of Man's Fall.
Such designs, full of genius and full of fate as they are, are not entertained except avowedly as air- pictures.
Thus reasoned Sir Mulberry, and in pursuance of this reasoning he and his friend soon afterwards repaired to Ralph Nickleby's, there to execute a plan of operations concerted by Sir Mulberry himself, avowedly to promote his friend's object, and really to attain his own.
Her beautiful room was avowedly a sick room; and Miss Ophelia day and night performed the duties of a nurse,--and never did her friends appreciate her value more than in that capacity.
It has been assumed, tacitly and avowedly, directly and indirectly, that the ultimate object of all Poetry is Truth.