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 Some, such as SAG-AFTRA, are avowedly nonpolitical, while others may be waiting to see how the fractious Democratic primary plays out. Jonathan Handel, Billboard, "Bernie Sanders Nabs Endorsement From L.A. Musicians Union Local," 13 Feb. 2020 Sanders is surging days before the Iowa caucuses and a couple of weeks before the New Hampshire primary, leaving Republican operatives avowedly opposed to Trump worried and perplexed. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "'It's asking a lot': Never Trump Republicans draw the line at Bernie Sanders," 29 Jan. 2020 Some communist, some gangster, some civil rights agitator, or avowedly militant antiwar radical. K.n.c., The Economist, "Surveillance is a fact of life, so make privacy a human right," 13 Dec. 2019 Imagine these avowedly empathetic people hearing about the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last month. Wired, "Empathy Is Tearing Us Apart," 9 Nov. 2019 There is no basis for Corellium to be selling a product that allows the creation of avowedly perfect replicas of Apple's devices to anyone willing to pay. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Apple sues company that sells “perfect replicas” of iOS without a license," 16 Aug. 2019 But there is, at the same time, an undercurrent of growing discomfort among avowedly conservative Muslims. Shadi Hamid, Washington Post, "For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left," 25 July 2019 Coming from a White House avowedly in favor of eliminating a host of government regulations, Scalia's nomination is no great surprise. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Eugene Scalia, Trump's pick to head the Labor Department, scares worker advocates to death," 19 July 2019 Set: Brandon Kirkham’s functional, multilevel set is almost comically two-dimensional, highlighting the artifice in a piece that’s avowedly theatrical. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jokes flow freely in Skylight's 'Urinetown'," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of avowedly

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Avowedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avowedly. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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