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Word: purport

Definition: intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general


Sentences Containing 'purport'

"Pseudohistory" is a term applied to texts which purport to be historical in nature but which depart from standard historiographical conventions in a way which undermines their conclusions.
A Pentagon press release warned: "Individuals who leak or purport to leak classified information are doing serious harm to national security; such activity is deplorable and may be illegal." 2004 Carnegie study.
I have here four letters which purport to come from the missing man.
Numerous legends purport to explain the presence of numerous pigeons on the Main Square.
Repeating 'no', and 'not the least', and other short assurances to the same purport, Doctor Strong jogged on before us, at a queer, uneven pace; and we followed: Mr. Wickfield, looking grave, I observed, and shaking his head to himself, without knowing that I saw him.
The Pentagon warned that "Individuals who leak or purport to leak classified information are doing serious harm to national security; such activity is deplorable and may be illegal." Former head of the Middle East section of the DIA W. Patrick Lang told the Washington Post that the Weekly Standard article which published Feith's memo "is a listing of a mass of unconfirmed reports, many of which themselves indicate that the two groups continued to try to establish some sort of relationship.
The principal purport of his letter was to inform them that Mr. Wickham had resolved on quitting the militia.
Then, suddenly realising the full purport of his words, she gave a violent start and looked up, with fear and astonishment upon her broad, good-humoured face.
They also add that the process has not been as "democratic" as its advocates purport, citing the off-year voting and complex wording that may skew results.
They purport that teachers, students, and college professors face intimidation and retaliation when discussing scientific criticisms of evolution, and therefore require protection.
They purport to speak for Canada's 600,000 Muslims, but are not accountable or answerable to them.[...]
You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to dissemble; my attentions have been too marked to be mistaken.

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