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  • She professed innocence but later admitted her guilt.
  • She professes not to be worried.
  • Over half profess a belief in God.
  • A lifetime of letters, letters professing my love, letters from my heart.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook

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  • To be professing his love for me onstage one minute and then thinking I was making out with Javi the next?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Self-professed proponent of the 4 Fs: find ’em, feel ’em, fug ’em, and forget ’em.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Some women swore that they would not speak to her; others professed fascination.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He calmly professed his complete confidence and certainty that McMillian was guilty and that he should be executed as soon as possible.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • She never professed such things.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He just asked politely whether anybody would like to swap his soup for their bread, and the two girls on the far side of the table—who professed themselves "wheat intolerant"—nearly threw their rolls at him.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • I looked at the address and professed ignorance.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • These soldiers were white, but they professed to fight for the freedom of another race as well as of their own.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • One can only speculate upon Von Niemand’s later career, but if he was at all like his chief, Rudolf Hoss, and the SS in general, he had styled himself Gottglaubiger—which is to say, he had rejected Christianity while still outwardly professing faith in God.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • I thought that Jamie perhaps felt a small twinge of regret, though he also professed himself relieved.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Because is wrong to profess faith if I don’t observe properly.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You, a self-professed cynic, are positing that the squirrel is a superhero.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • You’ll remember this as the same theater where I professed my love for Cate and much later, after I’d thawed out, saw her with her fiancÚ.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • We proclaim you Death, my mother, and profess your resurrection.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Boxer professed not to be sorry for what had happened.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The gratitude that he gave me an edge by professing his love for me in the interview.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • You give them what they profess to like in public.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "The little baggage hath witchcraft in her, I profess," said he to Mr. Dimmesdale.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Then you profess ignorance of the crime with which you are charged?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The German was sent for but professed to know nothing of the matter, nor could any inquiry clear it up.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • So far as I knew, my mother, though not a professed atheist, had never given a thought to religion in her life.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • This man pursued Miss Havisham closely, and professed to be devoted to her.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He never professed to have skills greater than his subordinates.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of those who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • One was professing to have seen the Martians.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • —Of this whale little is precisely known to the Nantucketer, and nothing at all to the professed naturalist.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • So he thought over various plans for relief, and finally hit pon that of professing to be fond of Pain-killer.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • But Duncan declined the charge, professing his readiness to serve as a volunteer by the side of the scout.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • This passion Celine had professed to return with even superior ardour.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • With some guilt, he thinks of Zabi and Lemar back in San Jose, who have long professed their dislike of their Afghan names, who are fast turning into little tyrants, into the imperious American children he and Nahil had vowed they would never raise.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Is my return, my rise to power, not the very thing they professed to desire for so many years?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • One of the individuals he professed to admire greatly over the last two years of his life was a heavy drinker and incorrigible philanderer who regularly beat up his girlfriends.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Without being kind, he was sentimental, and Dick’s affection for his parents, his professed concern for them, did indeed touch him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • They professed to love him for some unknown reason and they ignored all the things for which he could wish to be loved.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Certainly he disliked him, certainly he professed a contempt for him.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians? and how do we doom one another to the devil, while all profess to worship the same Deity, and to expect the same salvation.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • And while she knew that statistics show most people who profess faith in Christ do so at a young age, it was Colton’s passionate insistence on Christ’s love for children that gave Sonja fresh energy for our kids’ ministry.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • When Penelope speaks again, she tells the beggar that she has a dream for him to interpret-the dream of her pet geese killed by an eagle who professed to be Odysseus.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Yet it is admirable to profess because it was once admirable to live.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • From this room, many such dogs have been taken out to be hanged; in the next room (my bedroom), one fellow, to our knowledge, was poniarded on the spot for professing some insolent delicacy respecting his daughter—_his_ daughter?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • O earth! bear witness to this sound, And crown what I profess with kind event, If I speak true: if hollowly, invert What best is boded me to mischief!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Without scruple—without apology—without much apparent diffidence, Mr. Elton, the lover of Harriet, was professing himself her lover.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • "You profess to read minds?" she asked.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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