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The government's professed target is extremist dogma.
Actual nonprofit work is undertaken by a relatively limited number of people who have a professed political investment in it.
No one would want to dampen a network executive's professed optimism.
Most condemn such excesses and have, in the past, generally professed an aversion to politics.
One definition of extremism is the refusal to acknowledge the challenges faced by your own professed philosophy.
Even when he professed to delineate the world of sensuous delight, this instinct shows itself.
Even people with professed religious faith in a rosy afterlife seem to know this when the crunch comes.
But he professed to know nothing of commerce, and did know nothing.
There is moral cost in the shortfall between the professed ideal of equal opportunity and the reality of rising inequality.
In fact, he says, actual churchgoing may be at little more than half the professed rate.
Curiously, many who took part in the duel professed to disdain it.
Not bad for a band of believers who have been tested from the moment that they came together and professed their faith.
Professed parental piety will help win a place at a high-performing church school.
The crewman professed that he carried one of those pilots out of his aircraft because he was so shaken up by what occurred.
Upwards of a hundred thousand souls zealously professed the faith, and they had above two hundred churches.
It was done as neatly as a professed taxidermist would have done it.
Also, many past successful candidates have either married one of our colleagues or professed a blood relationship to one of them.
He was a professed enemy of idleness, which he knew to be the bane of all virtues.
At the end of this self-inflicted gavage, he could barely breathe or walk, though he professed to have enjoyed it.
But it often takes the form of a yearning to live up to the nation's professed ideals.
Although the two professed an extraordinary affinity, the relationship was never easy.
But, in both cases, the fundamental moral problem is not the inconsistency between private actions and professed beliefs.
Rather rejoicing to see another merry, than merry at anything which professed to make him rejoice: a gentleman of all temperance.
They are a first step in the king's professed plan to restore democracy, to be followed by national elections next year.
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