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vow

1. a solemn promise made to a deity or saint, by which the promiser pledges himself to some future act, course of action, or way of life
2. take vows to enter a religious order and commit oneself to its rule of life by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, which may be taken for a limited period as simple vows or as a perpetual and still more solemn commitment as solemn vows
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The information secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf professed at the occasion that the Qatari prince is not ready for cross-questioning as he has no answers to the questions in that case.
After the meeting, Hamza Shehbaz lambasted PTI Chairman Imran Khan during his media talk as he professed that Imran Khan should at least respect the courts if he is not having some respect for the masses.
He professed that PPP is building the wall of discrimination.
Everyone should be aware of, and very troubled by, the yawning, immense gap between the professed "pakitang tao" religiosity in our country and the groundzero daily living and practice, and how the Church of Francis plays a blind eye and even, as the editorial pointed out, is in cahoots with the despicable, dishonest and open thievery of our politicians.
The 55-year-old faces two other charges that at the time he was either a member of the IRA, or professed to be a member of the terror group.
Catholic education in high school and college is a significant factor for men and women choosing to enter a religious order, according to an annual survey of sisters and brothers who recently professed final vows.
Both Gonz and Hosoi professed graphically that "Blessed is the man who endures temptation.
Long the target of curiosity and speculation, Catholic nuns and sisters have always lived within the contexts of more than one culture, including that of the professed religious and that of their place in the secular world.
I guess we can add Opus Dei to the long list of professed Christians who ignore what Christ actually said and did.
A special-needs student told a fellow fifth-grade boy he was gay, professed his love for the youth, then grabbed his butt in their elementary school bathroom, prompting a sexual harassment complaint and a possible lawsuit.
A classmate, Claire (Tamara Hope), strengthens her beliefs, even if that means giving up her professed (and admittedly comical) desire to become a nun.
Flavored with Gannon's Midwestern charm and Irish hard-hitting honesty, A Life In Print is unafraid to level scathing criticsm against individuals or societies--whether decrying presidential canditate John Kerry's professed Catholicism when Kerry has repeatedly voted against pro-life platforms, or lamenting that the factionalized modern-day America is such a far cry away from the unified nation that came together and gave everything it had to support the war effort during World War II.