Ostensibly; apparently (used in reference to something claimed or asserted, possibly falsely): restrictions professedly designed to stop the use of political propaganda
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- For one thing, they assume that Sartre's movement toward a professedly revolutionary stance should be judged by its own claims.
- In today's Europe - professedly pacifist, postnationalist, antihegemonic - an expression like ‘axis of evil’ wins few friends, and the idea of actually confronting the axis of evil still fewer.
- Yet each feels terrible about his own hypocrisy and accompanying appetites for what he professedly hates, and so looks to express angst on the cheap.