verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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Example sentences from the Web for purvey
So this feast was ended, and the Constable, by the advice of Anglides, let purvey that Alisander was well horsed and harnessed.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)|Thomas Malory
They used to send them out in pairs, sometimes to one district, and sometimes to another, to purvey food for them.My Dark Companions|Henry M. Stanley
The wretches who gained the name of Resurrection men despoiled graveyards to purvey subjects for the dissecting knife.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2|Arthur Griffiths
Purvey himself contributes to this end by a definite statement of certain changes which may be allowed the English writer.
Purvey says, "Men might expound much openlier and shortlier the Bible than the old doctors have expounded it in Latin."