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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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In a speech at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Mr Miliband vowed to bring in tighter immigration controls with "proper entry and exit checks".
For one person this might mean a life of celibacy; for another, a vow of fidelity in an already vowed relationship.
Meanwhile, the leader of AGTAB Abdul Ghaffar Kadezai vowed to render every kind of sacrifices for rights of the teachers.
All vows, prohibitive vows, oaths, vows of dedication, konam-vows, konas-vows, and equivalent terms that we have vowed, sworn, declared, and imposed upon ourselves .
Weddle, a middle age schoolteacher in East Wenatchee in Washington State, had vowed after September 11, 2001, that he would not shave until Bin Laden was caught or killed.
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying: 'If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go [walk], and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I come back to my father's house in peace, then shall the Lord be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house; and all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee.
Bachelet has vowed to continue along Lagos's path, though with more of an orientation toward women and the poor.
DAVID Moyes has vowed never to have another super star at Everton, after his experiences England star Wayne Rooney.
The letter, signed by more than 60 lawmakers sympathetic to Armenian issues, reminded Hastert that four years ago, in order to help James Rogan - a then-struggling Glendale Republican incumbent - the Speaker vowed to allow a vote on the Armenian genocide.
Mitt Romney, who has vowed to block the marriages, may go before the state high court and argue that it is in the public interest to hold off on issuing marriage licenses until the people can vote on the amendment proposal in 2006, said Mary Bonauto, an attorney with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.
In a press release last week, the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York vowed to fight a part of the City's $13.