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to claim or allege insincerely or falsely

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practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about

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confess one's faith in, or allegiance to

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admit (to a wrongdoing)

state freely

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receive into a religious order or congregation

take vows, as in religious order

state insincerely

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He got all those pebbles on the sea shore, abreast the ship, but professes to have gathered them from one of our party.
The things that they disliked most, I think, were to have their long hair cut, to give up wearing their blankets, and to cease smoking; but no white American ever thinks that any other race is wholly civilized until he wears the white man's clothes, eats the white man's food, speaks the white man's language, and professes the white man's religion.
A lady professes to keep house, and doesn't even know what fish is for dinner
I wish I felt sure that he was just what he professes to be.
Again he professes a desire to know 'what virtue is' first.
It is remarkable that what we call the world, which is so very credulous in what professes to be true, is most incredulous in what professes to be imaginary; and that, while, every day in real life, it will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtues, it will seldom admit a very strongly-marked character, either good or bad, in a fictitious narrative, to be within the limits of probability.
The natural thing is, that the speaker should be some one like yourself who professes to know and can tell what he knows.
Modern idealism professes to be by no means confined to the present thought or the present thinker in regard to its knowledge; indeed, it contends that the world is so organic, so dove-tailed, that from any one portion the whole can be inferred, as the complete skeleton of an extinct animal can be inferred from one bone.
And while the moralist, who is holding forth on the cover ( an accurate portrait of your humble servant), professes to wear neither gown nor bands, but only the very same long-eared livery in which his congregation is arrayed: yet, look you, one is bound to speak the truth as far as one knows it, whether one mounts a cap and bells or a shovel hat; and a deal of disagreeable matter must come out in the course of such an undertaking.
The preparation consisted in the despatch of her maid to Paris under the protection of the Courier, for the purchase of that outfit for a bride on which it would be extremely low, in the present narrative, to bestow an English name, but to which (on a vulgar principle it observes of adhering to the language in which it professes to be written) it declines to give a French one.
Artichoke professes his readiness so to do, endeavours to do so, but fails.
This is a good idea that just about everyone professes to love and support, but it just can't seem to get a break in Sacramento, where democracy is a foreign word.
professes that multi-dimensional existence is modern reality, that angels are here in the present, that Leumeria, Atlantis, and Earth's Galactic origins are not myth, reveals how to create miracles, and outlines a method for seeking one's true soul mate.
When the clan is forced to relocate closer to humans, Vivian thinks she may have found what she's looking for, a boy who professes to want the supernatural.
This is a sad commentary on an institution that professes to be supportive of human rights.