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  • I have never been in the way of learning compliments myself, and I don’t profess to understand the art of paying ’em.
  • Confiding in you at all, on the faith of the interest you profess for him, I will not do so by halves.
  • Mr. Harthouse professed himself in the highest degree instructed and refreshed, by this condensed epitome of the whole Coketown question.
  • A mighty man at cutting and drying, he was; a government officer; in his way (and in most other people’s too), a professed pugilist; always in training, always with a system to force down the general throat like a bolus, always to be heard of at the bar of his little Public-office, ready to fight all England.
  • He professes morality.
  • Well; all sorts of humbugs profess morality.
  • Any capitalist there, who had made sixty thousand pounds out of sixpence, always professed to wonder why the sixty thousand nearest Hands didn’t each make sixty thousand pounds out of sixpence, and more or less reproached them every one for not accomplishing the little feat.

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

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