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purport
used in And Then There Were None

2 uses
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Definition
to claim — (often said of something that is not easy to believe or is not true)
  • I received a letter with a signature that was not very easy to read. It purported to be from a woman I had met at a certain summer resort two or three years ago.
    p. 52.9
purported = claimed
  • This purports to be from an old friend of mine, Lady Constance Culmington.
    p. 57.4
purports = claims
There are no more uses of "purport" in And Then There Were None.

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