protestation (n.)
solemn declaration, affirmation
AW V.iii.139[King reading Diana's letter, of Bertram] Upon his many protestations to marry me when his wife was dead
Ham III.ii.145.4[stage direction for dumb show, of the Queen and King] She kneels, and makes show of protestation unto him
LLL I.i.33[Berowne to King, of his fellow-lords] I can but say their protestation over
Luc.1844[of Brutus] he ... to his protestation urged the rest
TG I.ii.99[Julia to Lucetta] Here is a coil with protestation [i.e. of love]
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