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  • n  the intended meaning of a communication
  • n  the pervading meaning or tenor
  • v  have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
    The letter purports to express people's opinion
  • v  propose or intend

  • And especially for people who purport to be promoters of family values .
  • A small shelf of luridly written, fiercely dogmatic books purport to document and explain it.
  • A lapsed Hindu, I'm nonetheless grateful for any and all gifts that purport to holiness; somewhere in my bags are a tiny sandalwood Ganesha, pages of the New Testament and a string .
News & Articles

  • iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram
    Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from MacRumors turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blurrycam snaps purport to show an iPhone 5S which is nearly identical to its predecessor -- the only obvious differences being a slightly larger 5.92 Whr battery and the aforementioned dual-LED flash ...
    June 21, 2013 - Engadget

  • John Howard in Sydney Morning Herald
    Whilst they haven't moved this month, I am not going to purport to give any guarantees about future months. That will be a matter for assessment from time to time by the Reserve Bank,Mr Howard said.
  • President Bush in Daily News Tribune
    One line in Bush's signing statement is almost Orwellian: "Provisions of the act...... purport to impose requirements that could inhibit the president's ability to carry out his constitutional obligations to take care that the laws be faithfully...
  • Danny Fiszman in Times Online
    It is public knowledge that members of the board are committed to retaining their interests in the club,Fiszman said. "For anyone to purport that I have been involved in 'secret meetings' is a total lie."

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