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used in Atlas Shrugged

3 uses
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to claim — (often said of something that is not easy to believe or is not true)
  • The justification of sacrifice, that your morality propounds, is more corrupt than the corruption it purports to justify.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (47% in)
  • 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.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (65% in)
  • ...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...
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (26% in)

There are no more uses of "purport" in Atlas Shrugged.

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