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purport
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Bleak House
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  • And he put one hand in his breast and stood upright in a martial attitude as I informed little Miss Flite, in her ear, of the purport of his kind errand.
  • But I am anticipating now the purport of our conversation on the ride home instead of first marrying Caddy.
  • I had thought beforehand that I knew its purport, and I did.

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  • They purport to support the legislation out of concern for the environment, but I suspect profit is their primary motive.
  • They purport that the poll is unbiased and shows that Americans who are acquainted with the facts support the legislation.

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