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purport
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Her ex-husband purports that...
Definition to claim (often said of something that is not easy to believe or is not true)
  • The signatures to this instrument purporting to be executed by Mr. W. and attested by Wilkins Micawber, are forgeries by — HEEP.
    Chapters 52-54 (33% in)

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  • 'May I now venture to confide to Mr. T. the purport of my letter?
    Chapters 49-51 (8% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 16-18 (4% in)

There are no more uses of "purport" in David Copperfield.

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