She writes of being “ashamed” of disavowing feminism, professing ignorance of its meaning and mission.
Marco Rubio did his best Barack Obama impression Thursday, professing his profound belief in the American Dream.
I am afraid of what you people can create,” professing concern “that some nut is going to be stirred up.
But this handsome, media-friendly president is constantly discoursing and professing.
Do not shudder at the idea of changing your religion, for I insist on your professing none other but the Musulman.
This task is laid on the shoulders of all professing Christians.
The fact of the ruin of the professing Church does not touch it.
professing to do good to all as you have opportunity, be consistent in this matter.
“No,” said Tom, professing to be deeply interested in the unclosing of the small red fist.
We professing law must speak reverently of kings and potentates.
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.