verb (used with object)
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Origin of purport
synonym study for purport
OTHER WORDS FROM purportpur·port·less, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for purport
Ukrainian government intercepts also purport to reveal Ukrainian separatists acknowledging they controlled SA-11 systems.U.S. Intelligence: Separatists, Not Russians, Killed MH17|Josh Rogin|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liberals, conservatives say, purport to care about the poor.
The photos purport to show a secret overnight visit by Hollande to his alleged paramour on Dec. 30.French President François Hollande Slams Affair Allegations|Tracy McNicoll|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other words, this is a novel and does not purport to solve any of the myriad mysteries surrounding the killing of JFK.
There are photos on the Internet that purport to show you as a teenager, and you look a lot different from the way you do today.16 Questions for the ‘Real-Life Barbie,’ Valeria Lukyanova|Anna Nemtsova|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nothing but specific experience could have given sufficient ground for a conclusion to this purport.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
But I believe that their purport is fairly described in the sentence above in the text.Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews|Handley C.G. Moule
To that frank purport spoke his Majesty;—and invites the Excellency Hotham to stay dinner.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
At that moment I forgot the purport of my walk—my mother—all but the lovely object before me.The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. III|Sophia Reeve
Finally, its purport, as stated by me above, is vouched for by Captain Ware as the aide de camp.