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profess
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • I doubt that Owen ever would have become "sophisticated" enough to make that separation—not even today, when it seems that the only people who are adamant in their claim that public and private morality are inseparable are those creep-evangelists who profess to "know" that God prefers capitalists to communists, and nuclear power to long hair.
    p. 375.8

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