Sentence Examples with the word Espousing

At this juncture the government of Chile interfered actively, and espousing the cause of Gamarra, sent troops into Peru.

By espousing the cause of John of Montfort Edward obtained a good foothold on the flank of France, for many of the Breton fortresses were put into his hands.

In 1821 Lord Eldon had been created Viscount Encombe and earl of Eldon by George IV., whom he managed to conciliate, partly, no doubt, by espousing his cause against his wife, whose advocate he had formerly been, and partly through his reputation for zeal against the Roman Catholics.

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In Albert's latter years a fresh outbreak of civil war (1392-1395) was caused by the count's espousing the side of the Cods, while the Hooks had the support of his eldest son, William.

Drawn gradually by that family into espousing the French cause against Paoli and the Anglophiles, he was forced to leave Corsica and to proceed with Laetitia and her son to Toulon, in the early part of the autumn of 1793.