Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By profession; avowedly; by open declaration or avowal.
- adv. In a professed manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. By profession.
- adv. by open declaration
- adv. with pretense or intention to deceive
“The Greek genealogies render us so familiar with heroes eponymi -- imaginary personages, who owe their origin to the mere fact of the existence of certain tribe or race names, to account for which they were invented -- that whenever, even in the history of other nations, we happen upon a name professedly personal, which stands evidently in close connection with a tribal designation, we are apt at once to suspect it of being fictitious.”
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.
“It was silent upon the subject for which the war had "professedly" been declared.”
“Away then with the widespread but most mischievous error of those who give it as their opinion that the reception of the Eucharist is in a manner reserved for those narrow-minded persons (as they are deemed) who rid themselves of the cares of the world in order to find rest in some kind of professedly religious life.”
“Charlotte BrontÃ«: Jane Eyre is a woman's autobiography, by a woman it is professedly written.”
“Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre is a woman's autobiography, by a woman it is professedly written.”
“It is no great wonder that the most professedly "progressive" administration in many years should be doubling down on the technocratic tendencies of George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind: with its obsession with testing as the verifier of educational success, this reform provides an altar for a managerial elite to engage in a worship of statistics.”
“Sometimes critics of the better type substitute a work of art of their own for that they are professedly dealing with.”
“I continue to be surprised that so many literary scholars refuse to see that every stance in regard to texts, however professedly humble or literaral or prosaic or 'scientific' or 'historical "or' linguistic "is always a poetic stance, always part of the rhetoric of rhetoric ....”
“Among our dinners, we visited two professedly vegetarian restaurants in Berlin: the Hans Wurst Vegan Cafe and Manna Restaurant.”
“By the way, my use of the phrase 'favourite homosexual' was shorthand for the type of entertainer who self-professedly plays up his homosexuality in order mainly to titillate his audience with its risque-ness, but also to win them over to accept the homosexually humorous 'version' of reality ..”
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