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profess
used in King Lear

4 uses
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Definition
to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • Love well our father: To your professed bosoms I commit him: But yet, alas, stood I within his grace, I would prefer him to a better place.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (88% in)
  • In my true heart I find she names my very deed of love; Only she comes too short,—that I profess Myself an enemy to all other joys Which the most precious square of sense possesses, And find I am alone felicitate In your dear highness' love.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (24% in)
  • What dost thou profess?
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (4% in)
  • I do profess to be no less than I seem; to serve him truly that will put me in trust; to love him that is honest; to converse with him that is wise and says little; to fear judgment; to fight when I cannot choose; and to eat no fish.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (4% in)

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