What does the word confessedly mean?

Usage examples for confessedly

  1. With this patriotic view, and under the tutelage of law and the constitution, has the subscriber opened a Free Press, universally free to every citizen indiscriminately, whose principles coincide with those of the Revolution, and whose object is confessedly known to point at public or private good." – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  2. The swan, confessedly a beautiful bird, has a neck longer than the rest of his body, and but a very short tail: is this a beautiful proportion? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. From being confessedly distraught, he displayed, as the days went by, a spiritual uplift that fell but little short of arrogance. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson