He professed his “full and indisputable solidarity with Jews.”
Despite his professed love for the working class, Oswald usually refuses to associate with the other workers in Dallas.
The country at the center of professed pan-Arabism became an essential tool in dividing the Arab world.
And over and over again he professed his love for New Hampshire.
A few of these along the coast had been weaned from their wicked ways and professed and called themselves Christians.
Often had he professed his readiness to prove his vocation by fire.
Though he professed to like Philip, yet he saw but little of him.
It is needless here to discuss the professed but spurious reasons why Italy declared war upon Turkey in 1911.
It was as if a professed unbeliever in ghosts should be frightened by a ghost story.
I should doubt that the setting sun would rise again, as soon as the truth of those who have professed to love me.
"openly declared," 1560s, past participle adjective from profess. Earlier in a more specific sense of "having taken vows of a religious order" (late 14c.). Related: Professedly.
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.