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profess
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Definition
to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • They are professedly a custom established by the benevolence of the slaveholders; but I undertake to say, it is the result of selfishness, and one of the grossest frauds committed upon the down-trodden slave.
    Chapter 10 (41% in)
  • Mr. Gardner was engaged that spring in building two large man-of-war brigs, professedly for the Mexican government.
    Chapter 10 (86% in)
  • Dark and terrible as is this picture, I hold it to be strictly true of the overwhelming mass of professed Christians in America.
    Appendix (56% in)
  • They are they who are represented as professing to love God whom they have not seen, whilst they hate their brother whom they have seen.
    Appendix (62% in)

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