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Word: purported

Definition: alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists

Sentences Containing 'purported'

(The given citation does not support either of the two purported facts stated in previous two sentences.).
A common explanation by students and alumni of the term's popularity is that it references the fish Acanthocybium solandri, purported to have the ability to drink up to twice its body weight daily.
Archeological record. One line of evidence used to support the Paleolithic diet is the decline in human health and body mass purported to have occurred with the adoption of agriculture, at the end of the Paleolithic era.
As he grew older, Trelawny's guests noted that he told them amazing stories about himself that he purported to be true, such as meeting with Captain Morgan and circumnavigating the Globe.
As Maurice is purported to have said, "I know not whether predestination is black or white, but I will make it orange."
Barris regularly tells Perry to ""unleash the Fury"." Throughout the filmmaking process, Perry is introduced to several individuals, purported to be real people, whose names are identical to historical and cinematic figures.
Boas was able to recall every detail of his purported experience without the need for hypnotic regression.
Bon Ami's packaging is purported to be among the most eco-friendly on store shelves, being made from recycled/recyclable paper and bottles.
But first he must return to Newcastle and Gateshead to attend the funeral of his brother Frank, who died in a purported drunk-driving accident.
Critical SPR investigations into purported mediums and the exposure of fake mediums has led to a number of resignations by Spiritualist members.
Demon Cat (or D.C.) is the name given to the ghost of a cat which is purported to haunt the government buildings of Washington, D.C..
For a long time, and continuing into the present, many American beginner's guides to learning the piano contain a song purported to be Native American in origin.
Fox had been impressed by a letter from Papakyriakopoulos which purported to prove Dehn's lemma.
Hanusiak also handed over a purported copy of a Nazi ID card issued to Demjanjuk at Trawniki.
In 1760, he published "L'Onanisme", his own comprehensive medical treatise on the purported ill-effects of masturbation.
In 1952, for example, he serialized the anonymous "Master of the Universe", which purported to be a history of the future from 1975 to 2575.
In 2008, after the story of Caspar Ammann's "purported" replication of the hockey stick became public, Montford wrote his own summary of the controversy.
In the image, the man purported to be bin Laden had a beard that appeared to have been dyed.
In the nineteenth century, the area became much visited for its purported medicinal effects.
In this case, a District Court purported to extend a party's time for filing an appeal beyond the period allowed by statute.
It is unsettled how this section would mesh with a purported public domain dedication.
Near of tekke is purported to be the grave of Shabbatai Zevi, a Turkish Jew who had been banished to Dulcigno (present day Ulcinj) who created controversy among his followers upon his conversion to Islam.
Near that spot is the place purported to be where Saint Francis composed the larger part of his "Canticle of Brother Sun".
Nine purported blue walleyes captured in 1975 , including a number of gravid females, were inconclusive as to their subspecific designation and failed to produce any viable offspring through artificial propagation.
None of these purported cases of discrimination have been subjected to formal legal or congressional scrutiny.
On July 26, 1958 the magazine published the Sierra Maestra Manifesto, a document that purported to unify the opposition groups fighting Batista.
One validates a message's Purported Responsible Address (PRA) as defined in RFC 4407.
Others have viewed them as having phallic symbolism, an idea which was purported by Thomas Hobbes, who erroneously believed that the poles dated back to the Roman worship of the god Priapus.
Propensities, or chances, are not relative frequencies, but purported "causes" of the observed stable relative frequencies.
Returning to Pilar, he explains that her purported father, Eladio Cruz, had died more than nine months before she was born, and that he believes Buddy is her real father.
Summers' work on the occult is notorious for his unusual and old-fashioned writing style, his display of erudition, and his purported belief in the reality of the subjects he treats.
TENS can be subclassified into two variants: The purported mechanism of action of TENS invokes both spinal supraspinal theories.
The Doctor occupied two floors of a large stiff house, where several callings purported to be pursued by day, but whereof little was audible any day, and which was shunned by all of them at night.
The essay has since been removed from the website, replaced with a statement that "ditors later confronted the photographer and determined that most of the images did not wholly reflect the reality they purported to show".
The event presented a purported points system, in which Colón gained an early and decisive lead.
The events told in the saga of William Tell, which are purported to have occurred around 1307, are not substantiated by historical evidence.
The letter purported to be from General Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the head of Iraqi Intelligence, to Saddam Hussein, detailing training which 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta supposedly received in Iraq and mentioning receipt of a shipment from Niger.
The Omega Point is the purported maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which some believe the universe is evolving.
The purported disruption of a combat unit's esprit de corps is cited as another reason for women to be banned from front-line combat situations.
The series focuses on purported paranormal experiences told by students and professors at their respective schools and universities.
The study further discerned that their findings were "contrary to claims made by industry and government" who purported that "pollutants are from natural sources and not from the expanding production of oil from tar sands."
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Horowitz that his marketing of purported remedies for SARS violated regulations.
Theatrical performances were sometimes given to enhance the credibility of purported medicines.
These claims to imperial heritage are further shored up by the story of Monomach's Cap, a purported imperial crown which Constantine IX of Byzantium is supposed to have presented to his grandson, Vladimir Monomakh, and which was used at coronations in Muscovy.
These papers describe tests of brain fingerprinting, a technology based on EEG that is purported to be able to detect the existence of prior knowledge or memory in the brain.
They had a close relationship but it went sour, and Berkley purported to dismiss them.
They told vulnerable clients that to solve their problems they had to give the purported psychics money and valuables.
This separation is partly based on the purported fact that Christians in Israel are not technically Arabs, seeing as they were present in the holy land long before the Arab conquest, hallmarked by the Siege of Jerusalem.
Using excerpts from speeches by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, a recording was spliced together which purported to be a telephone conversation between the two leaders.
Within a few weeks, "a leading Spanish contactee named Fernando Sesma Manzano became involved when he began receiving lengthy, typewritten documents which purported to come from a spacefaring race called the Ummites."

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