avowedly

adverb
avow·​ed·​ly | \ ə-ˈvau̇-əd-lē How to pronounce avowedly (audio) \

Definition of avowedly

1 : with open acknowledgment : frankly an avowedly hostile review
2 : by unsupported assertion or profession alone : allegedly politicians remain skeptical of … avowedly democratic intentions— Jerry Kirshenbaum

Examples of avowedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an onstage interview at the TechChill 2022 conference here, the chief executive of an avowedly crypto-curious airline unintentionally emphasized that difficulty more than once. Rob Pegoraro, PCMAG, 29 Apr. 2022 In 2020, truck driver Joshua Collins, then 26, entered the race for an open House seat in Washington as an avowedly socialist Democrat. Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2022 Now, with the avowedly anti-fossil-fuels Biden administration and anti-oil-and-gas activist Deb Haaland in control of the Interior Department, the permitting situation is much worse. Paul Gessing, National Review, 4 Apr. 2022 Yet some Republicans—those of the anti-Trump old guard, and those still hoping to win over the suburban voters who have soured on Trump—are taking avowedly exceptionalist stances. Parker Richards, The New Republic, 17 Mar. 2022 Perhaps more importantly, the fine cast is not only avowedly contemporary in its exploration of the material, constantly searching for a deeper naturalism, but also very much in the present moment. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 13 Jan. 2022 At a time when other politically active Stanford students were petitioning for South African divestment and protesting the university’s plan to house the Reagan Library, the Review was avowedly conservative. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 27 Oct. 2021 Youngkin’s win was fueled by parental frustration with schooling, especially on the amorphous but controversial subject of critical race theory (CRT), an avowedly revolutionary doctrine. Frederick M. Hess, National Review, 9 Nov. 2021 Until the late 1960s, conservative Democrats, many of them avowedly racist, held a tight grip on state politics, even as Virginia voters were leaning toward the Republicans in presidential elections. New York Times, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of avowedly

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 May 2022

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“Avowedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avowedly. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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