But he has professed his innocence several times and in several places over the past couple of days.
And over and over again he professed his love for New Hampshire.
Despite his professed love for the working class, Oswald usually refuses to associate with the other workers in Dallas.
A few of these along the coast had been weaned from their wicked ways and professed and called themselves Christians.
As a professed bi-sexual, Evans is misunderstood by those who find her choices offensive.
Often had he professed his readiness to prove his vocation by fire.
I told him so, and he professed his readiness to explain to you.
It is needless here to discuss the professed but spurious reasons why Italy declared war upon Turkey in 1911.
Those who had professed to be good house-carpenters, were found to be totally ignorant of their business.
I should doubt that the setting sun would rise again, as soon as the truth of those who have professed to love me.
"openly declared," 1560s, past participle adjective from profess. Earlier in a more specific sense of "having taken vows of a religious order" (late 14c.). Related: Professedly.
early 14c., "to take a vow" (in a religious order), a back-formation from profession or else from Old French profes, from Medieval Latin professus "avowed," literally "having declared publicly," past participle of Latin profiteri "declare openly, testify voluntarily, acknowledge, make public statement of," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + fateri (past participle fassus) "acknowledge, confess," akin to fari "speak" (see fame (n.)). Meaning "declare openly" first recorded 1520s, "a direct borrowing of the sense from Latin" [Barnhart]. Related: Professed; professing.