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purport
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
to claim — (often said of something that is not easy to believe or is not true)
  • Or they could watch alibooboo.com, with various supposed thieves having their hands cut off and adulterers and lipstick-wearers being stoned to death by howling crowds, in dusty enclaves that purported to be in fundamentalist countries in the Middle East.
    p. 82.5

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