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purport
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Definition
to claim — (often said of something that is not easy to believe or is not true)
  • Although the sermon was purported to be addressed to us, he used the occasion to speak to backsliders, gamblers and general ne'er-do-wells.
    p. 174.4

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