And Edmund, silenced, was obliged to acknowledge that the charm of acting might well carry fascination to the mind of genius; and with the ingenuity of love, to dwell more on the obliging, accommodating purport of the message than on anything else.
CHAPTER XXXII Fanny had by no means forgotten Mr. Crawford when she awoke the next morning; but she remembered the purport of her note, and was not less sanguine as to its effect than she had been the night before.
This is what I said, the purport of it; but, as you may imagine, not spoken so collectedly or methodically as I have repeated it to you.
Coming as he did from such a purport fulfilled as had taken him away, he would have expected anything rather than a look of satisfaction, and words of simple, pleasant meaning.
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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.