vow


vow
01. After waking up one morning in the alley behind a bar, he [vowed] never to touch alcohol again.
02. The young boys all made a [vow] to keep the location of their clubhouse a secret.
03. The brother of the girl who was murdered [vowed] to take revenge on her killer.
04. The President made a [vow] that those who were responsible for the terrorist attacks would be brought to justice.
05. The young woman made a silent [vow] to herself to return to school and get a proper education once her baby was old enough to go to daycare.
06. They took their marriage [vows] very seriously, and promised that they would never divorce, no matter what happened.
07. I made a [vow] to my children that I would quit smoking for their sake, and I have stuck to it.
08. Priests of the Catholic church have to take a [vow] of celibacy.
09. The new governor [vowed] to restore the public's trust in government.
10. The team [vowed] before the national media to win the gold medal for their country.
11. The young man [vowed] to the girl that he would return for her after completing his military service.
12. The monk took a [vow] of poverty that he never forgot.
13. President Bush has [vowed] to continue military action until all the terrorist camps have been destroyed.
14. The union has [vowed] to continue the strike until their demands are met.
15. Robert Schuman once said, "When I was a young man, I [vowed] never to marry until I found the ideal woman. Well, I found her but, alas, she was waiting for the ideal man."
16. Dick Gregory once said that political promises are much like marriage [vows]. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten.
17. There is an old proverb which observes that [vows] made in storms are forgotten in calms.
18. Gandhi once stated that your capacity to keep your [vow] will depend on the purity of your life.
19. On becoming a nun, the young woman had to take [vows] of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
20. As a young man, Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the Buddha, [vowed] to gain complete control over his body and mind by ridding himself of all passions, both physical and mental.

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  • Vow — Vow, n. [OE. vou, OF. vou, veu, vo, vu, F. v?u, from L. votum, from vovere, to vow. Cf. {Avow}, {Devout}, {Vote}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vow — 1 n: a solemn promise or statement; esp: one by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition marriage vow s vow 2 vt 1: to promise solemnly 2: to bind or commit by a vow vi: to make a vow …   Law dictionary

  • Vow — «Vow» sencillo de Garbage del álbum Garbage Lado B Subhuman #1 Crush Vow (Torn Apart) (UK US) Publicación 20 de Marzo, 1995 (RU) 20 de Junio, 1995 (Mundial) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vow — Vow, v. i. To make a vow, or solemn promise. [1913 Webster] Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Eccl. v. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vow — Vow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vowing}.] [OE. vouen, OF. vouer, voer, F. vouer, LL. votare. See {Vow}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give, consecrate, or dedicate to God, or to some deity, by a solemn promise; to devote; to promise …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vow|el — «VOW uhl», noun, adjective, verb, eled, el|ing or (especially British) elled, el|ling. –n. 1. any speech sound produced by not blocking the breath with the lips, teeth, or tongue, with the vocal cords generally but not necessarily vibrating. A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vow — [n] promise affiance, assertion, asseveration, oath, pledge, profession, troth, word of honor; concepts 278,689 Ant. breach, break vow [v] make a solemn promise affirm, assure, consecrate, covenant, cross one’s heart*, declare, dedicate, devote,… …   New thesaurus

  • vow — ► NOUN ▪ a solemn promise. ► VERB ▪ solemnly promise to do something. ORIGIN Old French vou, from Latin votum a wish, vow …   English terms dictionary

  • vow — [vou] n. [ME vou < OFr < L votum: see VOTE] 1. a solemn promise or pledge, esp. one made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service, or way of life 2. a solemn promise of love and fidelity [marriage vows] 3. a solemn affirmation …   English World dictionary

  • Vow — A vow (Lat. votum , vow, promise; see vote) is a promise or oath. Wedding vowsVow with Godwithin the world of monks and nuns, a vow is a transaction between a person and his/her deity whereby the former undertakes in the future to render some… …   Wikipedia