Definition of Espoused:
I sat down beside him, and pointed out the various incoherencies and contradictions of the work, and the doctrine it espoused: so long and so earnestly did I speak that at length Aubrey looked up, seemingly cheered and relieved.- "Devereux, Book I.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
If the general disposition of the people be, as I hear it is, for an immediate peace with Regicide, without so much as considering our public and solemn engagements to the party in France whose cause we had espoused, or the engagements expressed in our general alliances, not only without an inquiry into the terms, but with a certain knowledge that none but the worst terms will be offered, it is all over with us.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- "Princess Maritza", Percy Brebner.