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allege

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Definition claim (asserted without proof)
  • She alleged that she was the victim of a crime.
alleged = asserted (said) without proof
  • He alleges that there is no real deficit reduction in the Deficit Reduction Bill.
  • We squandered our first nickels on the House of Horrors, which scared us not at all; we entered the black seventh-grade room and were led around by the temporary ghoul in residence and were made to touch several objects alleged to be component parts of a human being.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • alleged = claimed (but not proven)
  • Corrections Corporation of America has denied allegations that the children in its custody were not adequately fed;
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • allegations = claims (things said, but not proven)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • the Board would like to go through your testimony concerning your alleged meeting with Carrie White in The Cavalier parking lot
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • alleged = claimed (asserted without proof)
  • This dispatch so alleged.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • alleged = asserted (said) without proof
  • It was impossible but he should conceive some suspicion of two men lying all day concealed in a thicket and having no business to allege.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • allege = claim (assert without proof)
  • You need to be careful when you're making those kinds of serious allegations.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • allegations = claims (things asserted without proof)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Full of alleged Truth Drug.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • alleged = claimed (said, but not proven)
  • when he had been arrested and tortured for his alleged complicity in the Boscoli conspiracy.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • alleged = asserted (said) without proof
  • He's filed half a dozen lawsuits alleging that we were at fault somehow.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • alleging = asserting (saying), but not proving
  • It was alleged that he had been running a private traffic of his own in the prisoners' gold teeth.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • alleged = asserted (said) without proof
  • They're doing a thorough search for the alleged bomb.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • alleged = asserted (said) without proof
  • It concerned your failure—your alleged failure—last night.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • alleged = asserted (said to be true), but not proven
  • Was the article under which you are charged published to you before the time of the alleged offense of which you stand accused?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • alleged = asserted, but not proven
  • For reasons previously suggested it would not perhaps be easy at the present day directly to prove or disprove the allegation.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • allegation = something asserted (said), but not proven
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He pleaded still not guilty and alleged many sharp reasons...
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • alleged = asserted (said) without proof
  • Look, there was one alleged eyewitness to this killing.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • alleged = claimed (but so far, not proven to be true)
  • Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts ... allege that ... the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head,
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • allege = claim (say without proof)
  • This practice allegedly overcame a variety of evils: standing in front of his fellows encouraged good posture and gave a child poise; delivering a short talk made him word-conscious; learning his current event strengthened his memory; being singled out made him more than ever anxious to return to the Group.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
allegedly = in the manner of something said to be true, but not proven

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