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Usage examples for protestation

  1. Only a few brief moments before, she had made a noble protestation of her faith in the presence of her Lord. – Memories of Bethany by John Ross Macduff
  2. Mr. Vernon flicked a number of invisible specks of dust from his purple sattin breeches as though he had been kneeling in devout protestation of honourable love for the past hour, while Betty ran in turn to each of the four alleys leading to their present position, and put a hand to an attentive ear. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  3. But there had been something sweeter than such protestation in the question she had asked him. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  4. The girls declined this very firmly, but Julia was sent for more glasses, and soon they were all sipping the rich flavoured liqueur without protestation. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  5. This protestation reached the ears of a party ascending the mountain from its western face. – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  6. For during all those long winter months he had gradually learned, from the correspondence which he so carefully studied, that she rather disliked protestation; and when he hinted that he thought her letters to him were somewhat cold, she only answered with a playful humor; and when he tried to press her to some declaration about her leaving the stage or about the time of their marriage, she evaded the point with an extreme cleverness which was so good- natured and friendly that he could scarcely complain. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  7. There was no superfluous protestation. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  8. Valdez, advancing to the platform upon which Philip was seated, proceeded to read the protestation: " Your Majesty swears by the cross of the sword, whereon your royal hand reposes, that you will give all necessary favor to the holy office of the inquisition against heretics, apostates, and those who favor them, and will denounce and inform against all those who, to your royal knowledge, shall act or speak against the faith." – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  9. 22. 1638. And by the acts of Councel, of the date foresaid, bearing that they subscribed the said Confession, and ordaining all his Majesties Liedges to subscribe the same, according to the foresaid date and tennour, and as it was then professed within this Kingdome, as likewise by the Protestation of some of the Senatours of the Colledge of justice, when they were required to subscribe, and by the many doubtings of his Majesties good Subjects, especially because the subscribers of the Confession in February 1635. are bound to suspend the approbation of the corruptions of the government of the Kirk, till they be tryed in a free generall Assembly; finding it proper for them, and most necessary and incumbent to them, to give out the true meaning thereof as it was at first professed. – The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland by Church of Scotland. General Assembly
  10. The instrument was brought, and Walter Butler received it without false modesty or wearying protestation, and, touching it dreamily, he sang: Ninon! – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  11. Her mind was in a frenzy of protestation. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  12. He set his lips tightly together and shook his head, gazing at her with a look of adoration and confidence that was almost violent in its protestation of love. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  13. A people that tolerate such a law have no love for art; their protestation is mere pretense." – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  14. Eleanor shuddered as she listened to him: but it was not the thought of all the blood, which he whom she loved had shed, which made her shudder: she had no idea that Robespierre was a sanguinary man: she sympathized with the weakness of humanity which he confessed, and loved him for the kindness of his heart- and he was not a hypocrite in his protestation; he believed that there was nothing in common between himself and the wretches who crowded round the last sufferings of the victims whom he had caused to ascend the scaffold. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
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