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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.
Today is day 10 of absolutely no contact with him and through the pain I have finally realised that if the man sincerely loved me the way he's professed to all these years, he'd be knocking down my door to be with me.
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.
She was a professed religious of the Sisters of the Assumption for 73 years and was known under the name of Sister Joseph-de-l'Esperance.
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.