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protestation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprotestationprot‧es‧ta‧tion /ˌprɒtəˈsteɪʃən ˌprəʊ- $ ˌprɑː-, ˌproʊ-/ noun [countable] formal 🔊 🔊 SAY/STATEa strong statement saying that something is true or not true, when other people believe the oppositeprotestation of 🔊 protestations of innocence
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protestationIn their minds it had been prefaced with romantic dialogue and protestations of love.It was certainly an occasion that made Le Kha Phieu's earlier protestations of continuing socialist purity hard to believe.But her protestations had been unfulfilled; she had not forgotten.By now the man was surrounded, and his protestations happily ignored.The call to community is not a hollow protestation of universal brotherhood.One of the most disturbing features of the case was how patients' protestations of abuse were ignored.In spite of the couple's protestations, he forbade Marion to meet Travis again and firmly escorted his tearful daughter home.Meanwhile, President Monroe decided that the Creeks were right in their protestations that the Seminoles were a separate tribe.protestation ofprotestations of love
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