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allege
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

3 uses
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Definition
claim (asserted without proof)
  • 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.
    p. 344.5
alleged = claimed (but not proven)
  • The Haverfords had dispatched Maycomb's leading blacksmith in a misunderstanding arising from the alleged wrongful detention of a mare, were imprudent enough to do it in the presence of three witnesses, and insisted that the-son-of-a-bitch-had-it-coming-to-him was a good enough defense for anybody.
    p. 5.6
  • alleged = claimed (but not proven)
  • 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.
    p. 326.9
allegedly = in the manner of something said to be true, but not proven
There are no more uses of "allege" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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