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protestation
n
(fml 文) solemn declaration (严正的)声明
    protestations of friendship, innocence, loyalty, etc 关於友好、 无罪、 忠诚等的郑重声明
    Despite their protestations, they were glad to accept our help. 尽管他们严肃地表明了态度, 但他们仍乐於接受我们的援助.