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Synonyms for professing

an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion

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Lynn grudgingly boards a plane, professing only distaste for her native town--its dryness and strip malls and lack of culture, the place where her father died of heart failure.
It is a testimony to Wojtyla's courage that he persevered in his faith despite the dark times in which openly professing religious beliefs could easily lead to imprisonment or execution at the hands of the authorities.
HOUSTON - After exchanging some parting shots with his prosecutor, Kenneth Lay finished six days of testimony at his federal fraud and conspiracy trial Tuesday by professing love for Enron Corp.
This is how the shepherd loses his life for the flock of Christ entrusted to him, by boldly professing the truth when his silence will only injure his flock.
Still bearing the scars of evolutionary teaching he endured in his days as a Florida State student, Baxley last spring introduced a bill that would prevent teachers from punishing students for professing beliefs with which teachers disagree, and advise professors to teach alternative "serious academic theories.
To take another example, in a critical section of the book Hoyle reinterprets the actions of Thomas, Lord Darcy, usually seen by historians as a minor noble who played a double game, professing loyalty to Henry VIII while encouraging the rebels.
He made waves at concerts by donning drag (designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, no less) and professing love to his partner of 18 years, Daffy Tong (whom fans dubbed "Tong Tong").
While he scoffed at conventional budget practices in corporate America, professing a preference for "stretch" budgets, he conceded: "We never made a stretch goal while I was there, but we did better than we would have done otherwise.
Some churches have taken to professing "he descended to the dead" whenever they had previously professed "he descended into hell.
question: Can presbytery place a call in the hands of a minister when there is no reliable professing membership number to be inserted in the call document?
They are professing atheists, but in many ways their practices are closer to Christian teaching of service and love than many in our society.
Recently, the estate planning community has been deluged by articles, seminars and other forms of presentations professing the benefits of family limited partnerships as the estate planning tool of the 1990s.
A total of 311 major superiors (84 percent of those responding) reported that they had no one professing perpetual vows in 2010; 46 major superiors (13 percent) reported one woman professing perpetual vows, and 12 major superiors (3 percent) reported two or more.
I'd rather listen to an Italian giving directions to the post office than a Francophone or Spaniard professing her undying love.
to manipulating the internal policies of other countries to prop up or install 'pro-American' leaders without popular support, is not an appropriate policy for a country professing a commitment to freedom.