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  • Mr. Skimpole professed himself much flattered and honoured.
  • 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.’
  • And hence I became aware of the circumstance for which I have professed my regret.
  • His visitor professes his regret to hear it and asks him does he remember Jo.
  • Can you fully trust me, and thoroughly rely on what I profess, Esther?
  • "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.

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

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