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profess
used in The Screwtape Letters

2 uses
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Definition
to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • If you try to make him explicitly and professedly proud of being a Christian, you will probably fail; the Enemy's warnings are too well known.
    Chapter 24 (73% in)
  • The Enemy will also try to render real in the patient's mind a doctrine which they all profess but find it difficult to bring home to their feelings—the doctrine that they did not create themselves, that their talents were given them, and that they might as well be proud of the colour of their hair.
    Chapter 14 (90% in)

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