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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 vows take root and transform one through prayer and acts of service.
Don McGee and his wife Mitzi had originally planned to have their wedding vow renewal at Gateshead Civic Centre where they got married, both aged 20 in 1954, but Don fell ill and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth for treatment.
Though I am middle aged, I am hopelessly old fashioned when it comes to the traditional wedding vows.
Kanye was a nervous wreck last night because he was trying to memorize his vows that he'd written more than a year ago to Kim.
Bridget Parish, a member of the Pax Christi Central group who has helped start a North Seattle chapter, echoed others' appreciation for the experience and expressed hope that more people would take the vow in coming years, adding, "It was an honor to have our archbishop receive our vows, and to profess the vow with the rest of our group, and with good friends witnessing with us.
The results showed both sexes supported a commitment to be faithful and not be flirtatious online, with 72 percent of women and 62 percent of men favouring this as an inclusion in modern vows.
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 .
The Celebration of Marriage will take place at St Giles Church, Durham, at 3pm on Sunday, February 19 where couples will be given the opportunity to renew their vows and have their marriage blessed by the Bishop of Jarrow, The Right Reverend Mark Bryant.
For the second year running, the city centre cathedral combined its closest Sunday Evensong to February 14 with a wedding vows service.
The family-owned Darien waterfront banquet and restaurant establishment, better known for hosting elaborate single weddings, is opening its doors on Valentine's Day for everyone who wants to renew their wedding vows or get married.
They are a modern couple and old vows must stay in past' Letty Blake, 77, of Kenilworth, said: "I think the vow is rubbish.
While the discussions about a VOWs worth and future in Manhattan real estate continue, City Connections Realty owner and founder David Schlamm thinks it will be helpful to both agents and customers.