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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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At the New York Building Congress breakfast last week, William Goldstein, president and CEO of the New York City School Construction Authority, said the DOE adheres to the State's prevailing wage laws, but vowed to work with the unions to settle the disagreement.
Though the Brothers' vowed life is primarily one of penance, their atonement has a dimension of responsibility as well; as Brother Stephen describes it to his postulant, "Here is where, in a tiny way, we make up for the pain we've caused.
Husband Peter, 66, said he has vowed to spend the next few months driving Joy on day trips to the couple's favourite haunts.
As Lightheart watched from her lofty spot, a 150-member citizen's group vowed to defeat Mayor Hanna in Fayetteville's upcoming election.
From 1592 to 1604, when she lived in Madrid and Valladolid, Carvajal enacted social reversals which she continued throughout her life: while under the formal spiritual supervision of the Jesuits, she vowed obedience to an abusive, ignorant servant, and began to mingle with the poor of the city, going so far as to beg for food at the portals of selected churches with the truly needy.
But Lowell Weicker (R-Conn.), who then chaired the Senate Small Business Committee, vowed to block any attempt to defund his fiefdom.
The high-spirited CM vowed to work as a team to solve festering issue of the province.
In his impromptu speech, Duterte vowed to provide state-of-the-art facilities to the AFP medical center for state forces.
That changed after the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), when vowed religious began to have budgets and spending money.
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.
I've vowed never to make any more New Year's resolutions after looking back at my last few.
I vowed to take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha; to do good, to avoid evil, and to do good for the sake of all sentient beings.