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profess
used in Bleak House

6 uses
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Definition
to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • Mr. Skimpole professed himself much flattered and honoured.
    Chapters 43-45 (34% in)
  • Society, which has taken upon itself the general arrangement of the whole system of spoons and professes to have a spoon for our young friend, does NOT produce that spoon; and our young friend, therefore, says 'You really must excuse me if I seize it.'
    Chapters 31-33 (18% in)
  • "For there have been many little consultations and attendances of late, sir," observes Vholes, turning over the leaves of his diary, "and these things mount up, and I don't profess to be a man of capital.
    Chapters 37-39 (82% in)
  • And hence I became aware of the circumstance for which I have professed my regret.
    Chapters 43-45 (34% in)
  • Can you fully trust me, and thoroughly rely on what I profess, Esther?
    Chapters 43-45 (49% in)
  • His visitor professes his regret to hear it and asks him does he remember Jo.
    Chapters 46-48 (48% in)

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