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profess
used in Henry VIII

4 uses
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Definition
to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • I know you have a gentle, noble temper, A soul as even as a calm; pray, think us Those we profess, peacemakers, friends, and servants.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — London. The Queen's apartments (90% in)
  • I do profess You speak not like yourself, who ever yet Have stood to charity and display'd the effects Of disposition gentle, and of wisdom O'ertopping woman's pow'r.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (40% in)
  • For, I profess, you have it.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (10% in)
  • I do profess That for your Highness' good I ever labour'd More than mine own, that am, have, and will be— Though all the world should crack their duty to you, And throw it from their soul; though perils did Abound, as thick as thought could make 'em, and Appear in forms more horrid,—yet my duty, As doth a rock against the chiding flood, Should the approach of this wild river break, And stand unshaken yours.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (42% in)

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