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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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"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.
"I make my vow!" cried Little John, "you are the best swordsman that ever yet I saw.
China on Thursday vowed to counter the latest US tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods but called on the United States to meet it halfway on a potential trade deal, as US President Donald Trump said any pact would have to be on America's terms.
"The renewal of vows of married couples of PNP as a way to reaffirm their commitment to each other and demonstrate that the vows they took are still considered sacred.
The renewal of vows, organized by The Wedding Library, aims to show the actors' 39th year together to serve as a #CoupleGoals inspiration.
People take seven vachan (marriage vows), but today, these 11 couples took the eighth vachan to cast their votes," said the head of the organising committee Manoj Kumar.
In her other post, the couple can be seen renewing their vows in the presence of their loved ones.
Had it not been for that, they wouldn't have thought of renewing their vows so soon.
In September, three companions from the Life Commitment Program professed their perpetual vows with the Society of the Divine Word, and I got to be there.
The pair renewed their vows on their anniversary date last month and after counting up the donations made across the week, they handed over PS1050 to Paula Cochrane, service manager at Alzheimer Scotland's Thornhill day centre.
At a time when I was feverishly trying to distinguish what made our wedding so special, the familiar vows were a much-needed reminder that weddings, by default, aren't unique.