EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROFESSED
Though he professed to like Philip, yet he saw but little of him.
It was as if a professed unbeliever in ghosts should be frightened by a ghost story.
He was baptised in the Ouse, and became a professed member of the Baptist congregation.
Henry professed to be pleased that she had accepted his ideas so completely.
"And you professed to be telling me everything interesting," he reproached her.
Felicite professed to feel a presentiment that she would die rich.
Secondly, there are the professed accusers, who are but the mouth-piece of the others.
Robbie professed to know better, and to be able to laugh at such pretensions.
There had been times when he referred to it as "the old jail," and professed to hate it.
He was conscience-stricken and fully as miserable as she professed to be.
"openly declared," 1560s, past participle adjective from profess. Earlier in a more specific sense of "having taken vows of a religious order" (late 14c.). Related: Professedly.