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King Lear
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profess
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King Lear
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  • Love well our father: To your professed bosoms I commit him: But yet, alas, stood I within his grace, I would prefer him to a better place.
  • What dost thou profess?
  • In my true heart I find she names my very deed of love; Only she comes too short,—that I profess Myself an enemy to all other joys Which the most precious square of sense possesses, And find I am alone felicitate In your dear highness’ love.
  • I do profess to be no less than I seem; to serve him truly that will put me in trust; to love him that is honest; to converse with him that is wise and says little; to fear judgment; to fight when I cannot choose; and to eat no fish.

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

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