(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.
(n.) One who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; a surety.
(n.) One who at the baptism of an infant professore the christian faith in its name, and guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother.
(1) They also said no surplus that built up in the scheme, which runs at a £700m deficit, would be paid to any “sponsor or employer” under any circumstances.
(2) The conference was held from December 3 to 5, 1990 in the Washington, DC area and was sponsored by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, US Food and Drug Administration, Federation International Pharmaceutique, Health Protection Branch (Canada) and Association of Official Analytical Chemists.
(3) That’s why we’ve sponsored the World Cup globally for more than 20 years.
(4) The mentor's administrative or academic rank, rather than gender, was the chief determinant of sponsoring effectiveness.
(5) In the target areas, church and community members will sponsor health fairs and discussions of adolescent pregnancy at church and at parent-teacher association meetings.
(6) There followed a sponsors’ event at which Wayne Rooney , Ander Herrera and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were present, along with James Reigle, the club’s Asia Pacific managing director.
(7) Jonathan's party and the biggest opposition coalition have traded accusations about who is sponsoring and arming Boko Haram, but none have provided any proof.
(8) The research programme, sponsored by the National Research Council of Italy, was completed in 1988 and focused on (1) acquisition of technology by hospitals; (2) assessment of performance evaluation and preventive maintenance procedures for biomedical equipment; (3) cost analysis of high-technology health services; (4) analysis of clinical engineering activities in Italy.
(9) We tested nine (cadmium chloride, chloral hydrate, colchicine, diazepam, econazole nitrate, hydroquinone, pyrimethamine, thiabendazole, thimerosal) of the 10 known or suspected spindle poisons of the coordinated programme to study aneuploidy induction sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities using Saccharomyces cerevisiae D61.M (mitotic chromosomal malsegregation system).
(10) Karen Fletcher, Sheffield • So it's a "government sponsored scheme".
(11) It is hoped that international collaborative research studies such as that on the effect of differences in nutrition or diabetes control in children, between our clinic and the Valle Hebron Children Hospital in Barcelona (sponsored by the Child Health Foundation) will generate knowledge on how to prevent premature atherosclerosis in childhood diabetes.
(12) An economic evaluation of the self-help program was conducted from the perspective of the sponsoring HMO.
(13) We discuss the tasks and present data on financial planning, on putting financial plans into operation, and on monitoring progress toward financial independence for a set of ten demonstration projects sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
(14) While it is not a household name in the UK, its blue and green logo is familiar site on high streets across Asia and Africa and the bank sponsors Liverpool football club.
(15) Though the exercises have given the US a chance to vent its frustration at what appears to be state-sponsored espionage and theft on an industrial scale, China has been belligerent.
(16) This prompted an angry response from the bill's sponsors who accused opponents of using border security as an excuse to block any immigration reform.
(17) As a sponsor, they gain exclusivity in their sector," he said.
(18) This issue boils down to the question whether the ballot sponsors are more like citizens with strong policy views about a law (who normally cannot defend a law in federal court) or, instead, surrogate public officials who can act as the state for purposes of this lawsuit when the state itself refuses to do so (who would be permitted to defend the law).
(19) These data were the empirical basis for a clinical definition of AIDS in adults drafted in a Caracas, Venezuela, workshop sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization.
(20) By further tapping into the expertise of the independent sector – which has already resulted in many independent schools sponsoring or co-sponsoring state academies – he will say that England's state schools can become the best in the world.