- half-pro·fessed, adjective
- non·pro·fessed, adjective
- self-pro·fessed, adjective
- un·pro·fessed, adjective
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How to use professed in a sentence
Whatever his professed intent, his actual motive was found in that action.
In his professed victimization by the media and the “elites,” his followers see their own victimization.
It builds on Republican senators’ breaking their own professed standard from 2016 about no appointments to the high court in a year of Presidential voting.
Joe Biden and John McCain professed undying love and loyalty for each other, even though, as Biden noted, “I drive him crazy.”Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer | Lloyd Grove | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a professed bi-sexual, Evans is misunderstood by those who find her choices offensive.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question | Aurora Snow | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And by the way, if we really are just a colony of Europe, where did the rock and roll she professed to love so much come from?
And yet, we witness professed Christians like Paul Ryan putting forward budgets that would eviscerate our common safety net.
After all, both were in the 1930s, both involved kids wearing uniforms, both movements professed the goal of social uplift.
He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
My mother opposed her vow to his; not to suffer her child to leave her, till the time of her being professed.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Hence, in their professed attempt to aid the memory, they really impose a new and additional burden upon it.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He repudiated his oath at Carlisle as extorted by force and intimidation, and professed a compelling sense of patriotism.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
They professed a decided preference for nullifying the Stamp Act without violating it.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
British Dictionary definitions for professed
avowed or acknowledged
alleged or pretended
professing to be qualified as: a professed philosopher
having taken vows of a religious order
- professedly (prəˈfɛsɪdlɪ), adverb
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