Definition of Professing

1. Noun. An open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion. "A profession of disagreement"

Exact synonyms: Profession
Generic synonyms: Affirmation, Avouchment, Avowal
Derivative terms: Profess, Profess

Definition of Professing

1. Verb. (present participle of profess) ¹

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Definition of Professing

1. profess [v] - See also: profess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Professing

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Literary usage of Professing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1908)
"... where the person alleged to have committed the offence being a person professing the Jewish religion : (1) Has not kept his shop open for the purpose of ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... and professing to be a letter of advice given by three bishops to the pope to help to strengthen the power of the papacy, is obviously a skit rather ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Besides the aborigines still professing their primitive faiths, the Census returns a total of 70044 aborigines among the Hindu population. ..."

4. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Austin (1808)
"... fault with the calling professing Christians, that differ one from another in some matters of opinion, by distinct names; especially calling them by the ..."

5. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. PSALM I.X1I. PSA LMS. David'« thint .tor God. 1 David professing bis ..."

6. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"She rose, asking no questions, and professing no surprise. Shut into the drawing-room, the pair took seats, each in an arm-chair, placed opposite, ..."

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