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take vows

To commit oneself to a religious order. Yes, I am taking vows and devoting my life to God. My brother has taken vows and joined the priesthood.
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'That vow has to be breached because it tries to force anyone who receives aid from Umno leaders to vow to vote for that party,' he was quoted saying by Harakahdaily.
The most exciting aspect of my vow was that I could see definite results.
In addition, the directors of Vow have agreed to accept the offers in regards to all Vow shares that they own or control.
All vows, prohibitive vows, oaths, vows of dedication, konam-vows, konas-vows, and equivalent terms that we have vowed, sworn, declared, and imposed upon ourselves ...
How to participate: the vow renewal is open to all who would like to participate - local residents and visitors.
Susan Sanderson, 60, of Daventry Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, y said: "It is their decision whether they make that vow. I don't think it is old fashioned and it is up to them what they do.
"It would have been easier and a lot less expensive for me to simply put one VOW on our homepage, but I didn't think that would benefit our agents as much.
Rumour has it that a young Peter Crouch once made a Barton-style vow to keep growing his legs until his goal drought in the Under-11s It might be more helpful if players resolved to track back, improve their finishing and generally be a bit better at football until their team starts winning again.
Century 21 NY Metro has launched its own Virtual Office Website -- or "VOW" -- the company announced today.
The definition of a vow in the Tanakh is a promise to dedicate "persons or property" to God.
Drom recently created Vow Fragrance, the first fragrance designed exclusively for a bride.
THEY VOW TO KEEP ORGANIZing, they vow to keep striking, but it most definitely is an uphill climb for the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at New York University.
If I had the courage tonight, I would give one of those old-time Baptist invitations, one of those when we sang forty-six verses of"Have Thine Own Way, Lord," and I would ask us all to come and bump the altar of God one more time and make two vows. I would ask that we all vow tonight to live until we die, and I would ask that we all vow to give while we can.
Taken together, these two elements of the courtship plot--the betrothal and ritual death--play a large part in creating one of this novel's great themes: a true heroine is one who understands what vows to take, keeps any vow she has taken, and respects the honorably spoken vows of others.