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Vow, subst. 1) a solemn promise: Ven. 425. Lucr. 809 “(wedlock v.).” Lucr. 809 Sonn. 152, 7. Compl. 173. Compl. 173 Compl. 173 Pilgr. 35. Pilgr. 35 Tp. IV, 54. Tp. IV, 54 Gent. III, 2, 70. IV, 2, 9. IV, 2, 9 Wiv. II, 2, 259 “(marriage v.).” Meas. III, 1, 235. IV, 2, 180 “(the v. of my order).” IV, 3, 149. V, 228. Err. II, 2, 140. LLL IV, 3, 66. LLL IV, 3, 66 LLL IV, 3, 66 LLL IV, 3, 66 LLL IV, 3, 66 LLL IV, 3, 66 Mids. III, 2, 124. Mids. III, 2, 124 Merch. III, 4, 27. All's II, 3, 97. III, 4, 7. IV, 2, 14. V, 3, 142. 171 “(heaven's --s).” V, 3, 142 Tw. II, 4, 121. III, 4, 329. Wint. IV, 4, 497 “(it does fulfil my v.).” V, 3, 138. John III, 1, 229. John III, 1, 229 IV, 3, 67. H6A II, 2, 7. III, 2, 85. H6B V, 1, 184. H6C II, 3, 34. III, 3, 250 “(to pledge my v.).” IV, 1, 141. R3 III, 7, 180. H8 II, 1, 88. Troil. IV, 4, 39. V, 1, 49. V, 2, 139 V, 3, 16. V, 3, 16 Tit. II, 3, 125 “(nuptial v.).” Rom. I, 1, 229. II, 2, 127. II, 3, 62. Tim. IV, 2, 11. Hml. I, 3, 114 “(all the holy --s of heaven).” Hml. I, 3, 114 Hml. I, 3, 114 III, 1, 164. III, 4, 44. IV, 5, 131. Lr. IV, 6, 267. Oth. I, 3, 362. III, 3, 461. Cymb. III, 2, 47. III, 4, 56. Per. III, 3, 27. The thing promised with of: “a v. of single life,” Mids. I, 1, 121. “--s of faith,” Merch. V, 19. “your --s of love,” Caes. II, 1, 272. The person to whom a promise is made, with to: “your --s to her and me,” Mids. III, 2, 132. Troil. I, 3, 270. “To break a v.,” Sonn. 152, 3 “(thy bed v. broke).” Gent. II, 6, 11. LLL IV, 3, 63. LLL IV, 3, 63 LLL IV, 3, 63 Mids. I, 1, 175. H4A III, 2, 159. R3 I, 4, 211. Lr. I, 1, 171. Ant. I, 3, 30. cf. Lucr. 809. “so hold your v.” LLL V, 2, 345 (intr.? cf. Troil. V, 3, 24). “to infringe a v.” H6C II, 2, 8. Cor. V, 3, 20. “to keep a v.” John III, 1, 279. H5 IV, 7, 146. H5 IV, 7, 146 “to make a v.” Lucr. 1847. LLL II, 22. IV, 3, 318. As III, 5, 73. R2 I, 1, 118. H6C IV, 3, 4. H6C IV, 3, 4. I, 2, 308. Cor. I, 6, 57. Tit. III, 1, 280. Hml. II, 2, 70. Cymb. II, 4, 111. “to make a v. to:” John III, 1, 265. H4A IV, 3, 75. Hml. I, 5, 49. Cymb. III, 2, 12. “the --s we made each other,” Tw. V, 221. to swear a v. Rom. II Prol. 10. “to violate a v.” As III, 2, 141. “a v. vowed,” All's IV, 2, 22.
2) a solemn asseveration: “I may not, verily. Verily! you put me off with limber --s,” Wint. I, 2, 47. “as surely as my soul intends to live . . . ., I do believe that violent hands were laid upon the life of this thrice-famed duke. What instance gives Lord Warwick for his v.?” H6B III, 2, 159. “heaven, set ope thy everlasting gates, to entertain my --s of thanks and praise,” IV, 9, 14. cf. R3 II, 1, 42. V, 3, 98. Lr. I, 1, 171.
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