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purport
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
to claim — (often said of something that is not easy to believe or is not true)
  • But if someone else were to produce a thesis which purported to be a major breakthrough between Eastern and Western philosophy, between religious mysticism and scientific positivism, he would think it of major historic importance, a thesis which would place the University miles ahead.
    Part 4 (19% in)

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