reputed or claimed; alleged: We saw no evidence of his purported wealth.
- pur·port·ed·ly, adverb
- un·pur·port·ed, adjective
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How to use purported in a sentence
That includes Tim Booyer, 57, a welder who had fretted for months about worrisome Facebook posts detailing the vaccines’ purported side effects.
In an Instagram post on May 12, the university’s Campus Dining division disputed a purported claim by the Chick fil-A that the company would be opening an on campus outlet.Defending Chick-Fil-A, Lindsey Graham Vows To “Go To War” | Brody Levesque | July 16, 2021 | Washington Blade
It’s emotion-laundering, retrofitting a structure of purported analysis and evidence onto which those nonrational assessments can be hung.The alarming downward spiral of the election-fraud conspiracy theory | Philip Bump | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
This last group also got a pamphlet explaining the purported evidence supporting this oil to further entice them to believe it would work.What actually works for muscle recovery—and what doesn’t | empire | June 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
It includes a lengthy list of complicated-looking data scrolling rapidly over the screen, the analyst himself — his face blurred — and a table of information about the points of origin of the purported hacks.Mike Lindell’s ‘fraud’ allegations are even more ridiculous than you might think | Philip Bump | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The dollar value of a statistical life in the United States is purported to be around $5 million.
They are also claiming that the purported siblings are not actually related.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids | Tina Traster | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One purported ISIS fighter from Canada praised Rouleau and encouraged others to follow suit with violence.
The account-holder purported to be Syrian expats living in Australia, like Susli.
No matter the name, the purported “anomalous primate” has long been the subject of a cycle of stories and skepticism.
Mechem says that if at the time of signing, the person doing so purported to act as agent, the act might be ratified.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Then, settling back with what purported to be a sigh of bliss, he regarded Marie sitting small and still and listless beside him.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
The plotters knew very well what he would do if he should get a wire which purported to be your resignation.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
My business purported to be buying up butter and eggs, at the farm-houses, for the rebel army.Nurse and Spy in the Union Army | S. Emma E. Edmonds
To Frulein Dollmann the wreck-works were evidently what they purported to be, and nothing more.The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
British Dictionary definitions for purported
alleged; supposed; rumoured: a purported two million dollar deal
- purportedly, adverb
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