This passion Celine had professed to return with even superior ardour.
Mr. Rochester professed to be puzzled.
She had obviously not heard anything to her advantage: and it seemed to me, from her prolonged fit of gloom and taciturnity, that she herself, notwithstanding her professed indifference, attached undue importance to whatever revelations had been made her.
— no professed harlot ever had a fouler vocabulary than she: though two rooms off, I heard every word — the thin partitions of the West India house opposing but slight obstruction to her wolfish cries.
Of Mr. Rochester’s character I know nothing, but the one fact that he professed to offer honourable marriage to this young girl, and that at the very altar she discovered he had a wife yet alive, though a lunatic.
"I see no enemy to a fortunate issue but in the brow; and that brow professes to say, — ’I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do.
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She professed innocence but later admitted her guilt.