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purport
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Her ex-husband purports that...
Definition
to claim — (often said of something that is not easy to believe or is not true)
  • But after a while, I received a reply, which purported to be written by her younger brother.
    34 — The Old Enemy Again (2% in)

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  • He had suppressed the letter I wrote to grandmother, and prepared a substitute of his own, the purport of which was as follows:— Dear Grandmother: I have long wanted to write to you; but the disgraceful manner in which I left you and my children made me ashamed to do it.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (45% in)

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