The justification of sacrifice, that your morality propounds, is more corrupt than the corruption it purports to justify.
Lillian glanced about the office; her glance had the same style of amusement as her hat: an amusement purporting to express maturity by the conviction that life could be nothing but ridiculous.
…of the art shows which his friends attended, of the novels they read, of the political magazines they discussed-the art shows, where she saw the kind of drawings she had seen chalked on any pavement of her childhood’s slums-the novels, that purported to prove the futility of science, industry, civilization and love, using language that her father would not have used in his drunkenest moments-the magazines, that propounded cowardly generalities, less clear and more stale than the…
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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.