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purport
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Capitulation—that was the purport of the simple reply, guarded as it was—capitulation, unknown to herself.

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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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