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profess
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • "The little baggage hath witchcraft in her, I profess," said he to Mr. Dimmesdale.
  • It is singular, nevertheless, that certain persons, who were spectators of the whole scene, and professed never once to have removed their eyes from the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale, denied that there was any mark whatever on his breast, more than on a new-born infant’s.
  • "I profess, I have never seen the like since my days of vanity, in old King James’s time, when I was wont to esteem it a high favour to be admitted to a court mask!
  • "I profess, madam," answered the clergyman, with a grave obeisance, such as the lady’s rank demanded, and his own good breeding made imperative—"I profess, on my conscience and character, that I am utterly bewildered as touching the purport of your words!
  • "I profess, madam," answered the clergyman, with a grave obeisance, such as the lady’s rank demanded, and his own good breeding made imperative—"I profess, on my conscience and character, that I am utterly bewildered as touching the purport of your words!

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  • She professed innocence but later admitted her guilt.
  • She professes not to be worried.

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