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professed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprofessedpro‧fessed /prəˈfest/ adjective [only before noun] formal  1 RRRELIGIONused to describe a belief that someone has stated openly a professed atheist2 PRETENDused to describe a feeling or attitude that someone says they have, but which may not be true Their professed aim is to encourage democracy.
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professedCelia's professed admiration for her sister worried their parents.But concord and harmony were the professed and accepted norm for the conduct of relations.But, although a professed and conforming Anglican, he was often reviled as an atheist.Now the other young man never believed any of his professed and contradictory reasons in the first place.But generally these researches have been regarded as a branch of historical studies, suitably only for professed historians.Because of his professed preference for isolation, it would take considerable time before Ewan was missed by other personnel on the base.Marriage was forbidden to priests and to professed religious.a professed socialist
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