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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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I take my vow, there be no bread and milk limbs in those fine clothes, but stiff joints and tough thews.
I take my vow, this is an ill day for thee and me, Little John.
Yea," said young Gamwell, "and I did so look up to thee, and thought thee so above all other men that, I make my vow, had I known who thou wert, I would never have dared to lift hand against thee this day.
I take my vow, I felt my stomach quake when I beheld thee pluck up yon green tree as thou didst.
Middleton, I fear the heretics are not so heedful of their vows as we who are nurtured in the bosom of the true church
returned his wife looking up into his flushed face, while a bright blush suffused her own sweet countenance; "you may receive my vows, but surely you can have no power to absolve me from their observance
Vow of Celibacy is a funny and smart exploration of sex, love, and every woman's road to body-positivity.
I realized that my Philly cheesesteak addiction was impacting the world in a harmful way, and this was a violation of my vow.
He said that there was a "huge amount of detail" in the agreement compared with the Vow V but added: "It's all here so I believe to that extent it has been met.
A HOSPITAL patient and his wife renewed their wedding vows at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth hospital after 60 years together.
Yellow Brick Road declared that the group made offers to each of Vow s 24 shareholders to purchase 100 per cent of the aggregator.
It was the first time that the Vow of Nonviolence had been made in the presence of the archbishop or professed at St.