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Gulliver's Travels
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  • He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.
  • He received my proposition with more compliance than is usual among writers, especially those of the projecting species, professing "he would be glad to receive further information."
  • But he added, "that since I professed so inviolable an attachment to truth, I must give him my word and honour to bear him company in this voyage, without attempting any thing against my life; or else he would continue me a prisoner till we arrived at Lisbon."

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

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