verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of profess
OTHER WORDS FROM professpre·pro·fess, verb (used with object)un·pro·fess·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for profess
Since science does not profess to have a final truth, and in many areas freely admits its incomplete knowledge, Pascal’s wager can provide a useful method of deciding between two alternatives.Vaccines Are the Safest Medical Procedure We Have. Make Your Wager Wisely - Facts So Romantic|Stuart Firestein|December 29, 2020|Nautilus
In 1929, Plomer received a party invitation from a man he had never met who professed to have enjoyed Turbott Wolfe — aspiring writer and journalist Ian Fleming.
Sure, many festive advertisers profess outwardly to be willing to pivot to digital this Christmas.‘It’s difficult to make the right call’: The many faces of the U.K.’s coronavirus-era Christmas advertising|Seb Joseph|November 12, 2020|Digiday
In some cases, the same self-professed agents of change are, according to police, also the abusers.Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News and Greg Kim, KYUK|October 23, 2020|ProPublica
The question now for the self-professed challenger is how to achieve strong growth in two slow-to-modestly expanding businesses.Keurig is a machine: How the beverage giant is leveraging A.I. to fuel growth|Shawn Tully|October 19, 2020|Fortune
She writes of being “ashamed” of disavowing feminism, professing ignorance of its meaning and mission.
And most glaringly, the fabulously wealthy woman professing to shoulder the burdens of the poor.
Michael Ben Ari was elected to the last Knesset openly professing Kahanist beliefs.
But, he went on, “The American point of view is that all nations professing a desire for peace and democracy should participate.”
Marco Rubio did his best Barack Obama impression Thursday, professing his profound belief in the American Dream.WATCH VIDEO: Must-See Moments from the Republican National Convention|The Daily Beast Video|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Bernard, professing great alacrity, looked about him; but he still lingered near his companions.Confidence|Henry James
Not one-third of mankind are professing Christians to-day, and of those not one in ten is a true Christian and a true believer.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Yet no body of professing Christians are warranted in uniting in covenant with those who hold not the truth.
But Maranham in its public acts took no notice whatever of the Prince, professing only to recognise the government of Lisbon.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
It has a tendency to give utterance to its intention, and that by professing the truth, that sinners may be won.