(n.) The act of espousing or betrothing; especially, in the plural, betrothal; plighting of the troths; a contract of marriage; sometimes, the marriage ceremony.
(n.) The uniting or allying one's self with anything; maintenance; adoption; as, the espousal of a quarrel.
(1) A key part of the legacy vision espoused by Lord Coe that helped to win the Games was the promise to use the 2012 Olympics to inspire more young people to play sport.
(2) The church excommunicated him in 1901, unhappy with his novel Resurrection and Tolstoy's espousal of Christian anarchist and pacifist views.
(3) The foundation espouses a method of urban planning called Enquiry by Design .
(4) That is the view Professor Carter has been espousing for a long time.
(5) We cannot think that a society has a future when it fails to pass laws capable of protecting families and ensuring their basic needs, especially those of families just starting out.” Intentionally or not, the pontiff’s politically tinged address would have bolstered his progressive reputation, even though traditional Catholic social doctrine has long espoused access to housing, medical aid and work.
(6) Anglo-American psychiatry, in espousing Jaspers and rejecting psychoanalysis, has in consequence concentrated on the form and not the sense of delusions.
(7) Hillary Clinton said on Monday that while she does not “know what’s in his heart”, she considers Donald Trump’s attack on a federal judge of Mexican heritage to be “a racist attack” and part of a pattern of bigotry espoused by the presumptive Republican nominee.
(8) We asked some regular Ukip supporting – or, at least, sympathising – commenters to tell us why they’re thinking of voting for the party and their experiences espousing the party’s views on the Guardian website.
(9) His sexist commentary and anti-woman statements, coupled with the Republican policy positions he espouses, make it virtually impossible to envision any scenario whereby 50% of female voters would cast their ballots for him.
(10) One thing that most experts agree on is that the pope is enigmatic: while he seems to espouse liberal values on some days, raising the hopes of progressive Catholics of a changing church, his staunch adherence to conservative doctrine proves that he is not the radical reformer many liberals might wish that he was.
(11) A mongst even my peers in Texas, it has become acceptable – hip, even – to espouse one's love for a member of the same sex.
(12) We have espoused unpopular causes, stood up for those too feeble to stand up for themselves, locked horns with the high and mighty so swollen with power that they have forgotten their roots, exposed corruption and the waste of your hard-earned tax rupees, and made sure that whatever the propaganda of the day, you were allowed to hear a contrary view.
(13) Because, while Edward Snowden's and the Guardian 's revelations about the NSA have shown how all-encompassing the state's surveillance has become, a counterculture movement of digital activists espousing the importance of freedom, individualism and the right to a private life beyond the state's control is also rapidly gaining traction.
(14) He espoused the belief that diet holds the key to its control at a time when that belief was widely considered to be false and its proponents a little crazy.
(15) The taste of water has been examined by both electrophysiological methods and by behavior, but none of the mechanisms espoused for its effect seem adequate to explain the response to D2O.
(16) The plan to devolve almost £50bn to the regions to boost growth sounds like the sort of thing politicians love to espouse in opposition, but quickly go off once in power.
(17) "It is about commemorating a dream that was espoused 50 years ago," he said.
(18) Those above the line espouse liberal and democratic values, those below tend toward authoritarian policies.
(19) Earlier this month David Harewood, a lead in US conspiracy drama Homeland that aired for the first time in the UK on Sunday (19 February), reinforced a view that has long been espoused by minority performers frustrated with the lack of opportunities on offer here: "There really aren't enough strong, authoritative roles for black actors in this country," he told a crowded Bafta screening at the British industry's grand epicentre in Piccadilly.
(20) They espouse contradictory beliefs about men: they believe that men are predatory and not trustworthy, but also more mainstream beliefs that call for reliance on the opposite sex.
(a.) A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.
(a.) A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.
(a.) A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
(v. t.) To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.
(v. t.) To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.
(1) The measure destroyed the Justice Department’s plans to prosecute whatever Guantánamo detainees it could in federal courts.
(2) National policy on the longer-term future of the services will not be known until the government publishes a national music plan later this term.
(3) One of the main users is coastal planning organizations and conservation organizations that are working on coral reefs.
(4) The dramas are part of the BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow's plans for her "unashamedly intelligent" channel over the coming months.
(5) The way we are going to pay for that is by making the rules the same for people who go into care homes as for people who get care at their home, and by means-testing the winter fuel payment, which currently isn’t.” Hunt said the plan showed the Conservatives were capable of making difficult choices.
(6) A tiny studio flat that has become a symbol of London's soaring property prices is to be investigated by planning, environmental health and fire safety authorities after the Guardian revealed details of its shoebox-like proportions.
(7) However, as the plan unravels, Professor Marcus's team turn on one another, with painfully (if painfully funny) results.
(8) We are pursuing legal action because there are still so many unanswered questions about the viability of Shenhua’s proposed koala plan and it seems at this point the plan does not guarantee the survival of the estimated 262 koalas currently living where Shenhua wants to put its mine,” said Ranclaud.
(9) Brown's model, which goes far further than those from any other senior Labour figure, and the modest new income tax powers for Holyrood devised when he was prime minister, edge the party much closer to the quasi-federal plans championed by the Liberal Democrats.
(10) Critics say he is unelectable as prime minister and will never be able to implement his plans, but he has nonetheless pulled attention back to an issue that many thought had gone away for good.
(11) Amid the passionate discussion at the NDA meeting, the two women began to develop a plan.
(12) Obamacare price hikes show that now is the time to be bold | Celine Gounder Read more No longer able to keep patients off their plans outright, insurers have resorted to other ways to discriminate and avoid paying for necessary treatments.
(13) Labour MP Jamie Reed, whose Copeland constituency includes Sellafield, called on the government to lay out details of a potential plan to build a new Mox plant at the site.
(14) But the Franco-British spat sparked by Dave's rejection of Angela and Nicolas's cunning plan to save the euro has been given wings by news the US credit agencies may soon strip France of its triple-A rating and is coming along very nicely, thank you. "
(15) In late May, more than 50 residents of Ust-Usa protested the effects of oil drilling and plans for a new oil well near the village.
(16) This technology will provide better information to the surgeon for preoperative diagnosis and planning and for the design of customized implants.
(17) All staff can participate in the plan but payouts for directors are capped at £3,000.
(18) Sixty-five conditional PSROs are implementing review in acute care hospitals in their geographic area, and 55 planning groups are developing plans to qualify for conditional PSRO designation.
(19) He also plans to build a processing facility where tourists can gain firsthand experience of the fisheries industry, and to open a restaurant.
(20) The planned development (october 1989) is also depicted.