Usage examples for protestation

  1. You always make me talk about myself," said the squire in a tone of protestation. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. " My dear Sir Thomas- my dear Sir Thomas," said the lawyer, in a voice full of protestation; " I really cannot sit here and listen to you calling my cousin a blackguard." – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  5. But there had been something sweeter than such protestation in the question she had asked him. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  6. All progress has been practically forced upon the country from without, and in the teeth of their most sacred institutions and their most earnest protestation and opposition. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  7. The following protestation, a curious morsel of bigotry, he sent to his confessor a few days before he died:- " Father confessor! – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  8. 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
  9. This protestation reached the ears of a party ascending the mountain from its western face. – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  10. 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
  11. With sparkling eyes he assented to Gombert's protestation that, in her wrath, she had resembled the goddess Nemesis, and looked more beautiful than ever. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. There was no superfluous protestation. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Her mind was in a frenzy of protestation. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  17. 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
  18. A people that tolerate such a law have no love for art; their protestation is mere pretense." – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  19. 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