Usage examples for professing

  1. Christianity has made many converts among the Khasis, a non- Hindu tribe of that region, and a successful revival meeting extending over a week was once held in a district of professing Christians. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  2. He now retired, and began to plunder the country, professing his intention to winter there. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  3. Those who think the contrary are fools, and if they go to the length of professing indifference to money they are " humbugs." – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  4. East of the Atlantic, among the three Synods professing to follow the footsteps of the flock, the declared sentiment is the same, but then they differ from their brethren in practice- mingling with the heathen and learning their works without scruple. – Act, Declaration, & Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, as Attained to, and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive by The Reformed Presbytery
  5. Yet the turn of thought, the prevailing note, can be often detected; as, for instance, in a certain impatience with English defects, coupled with a strong desire to take the conceit out of his fellow- countrymen: 'The want of independence of mind, the shutting their eyes and professing to believe what they do not, the running blindly together in herds for fear of some obscure danger and horror if they go alone, is so eminently a vice of the English, I think, of the last hundred years, has led them and is leading them into such scrapes and bewilderment, that, ' etc. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  6. This fills the chasm objected to ours, as a defect in an institution professing to give instruction in all useful sciences. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  7. Deceitful, worthless, flirt, coquette, as you think me, I have not yet fallen so low as to let one man kiss me while professing to keep faith with another. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  8. Though, not professing to be a political saint, he ran as straight as any statesman of whom we have record. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  9. They stop attending meeting or quit professing or try to go on with a profession and not measure up. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  10. Though not professing to be a scholar, he was much addicted, when writing, to the use of Greek and Latin terms, not as other people used them, but in a manner of his own, which set the authority of dictionaries at defiance; the consequence was that I was sometimes utterly at a loss to understand the meaning of the publisher. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  11. And invariably, moreover, she aroused all that is evil in my nature against the two cattle- persons, especially the Buck one, actually on another occasion professing admiration for " his wavy chestnut hair!" – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  12. The monks were professing to be searching for the missing brother. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  13. He was not merely a professing friend, but he wished to show his friendship by deeds as well as words, and he had been devising the best means of showing his friendship. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  14. He had consulted Abdul and they had come to the conclusion that it would be wiser for him, as a professing Christian, not to be present at the actual religious ceremony. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  15. He obtained his release by professing conformity to the new creed. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  16. Dave inquired about these little girls, after professing a satisfaction he only partly felt about the arrangements for receiving the raw material and delivering it ground. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. In the Central Provinces and United Provinces the increase in the number of persons professing Christianity, according to the census, was more than 300 per cent. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  18. Under sentence of death, his behaviour was very regular, professing a deep sorrow and repentance for a very loose life which he had led, and at the same time peremptorily denying that he had any hand in, or knew anything of either of those facts which had been sworn against him, and for which he was to die. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  19. But no message from anybody professing relationship with the dead man had so far reached the Wrychester police. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  20. The latter, professing to be surprised and amused at Jane's fears, joined with Betsy in a laugh at her sister's expense. – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed