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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'

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.
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.
I have here four letters which purport to come from the missing man.
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.

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