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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of purport.

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Examples

  • The bill, as the title purports, simply provides for the transfer of the stock now held by the State in the Planters '

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 4, October, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • As with most pieces of legislation Democrats seem to have a penchant for crafting, this one is ostensibly worded to deliver exactly the opposite effect of what its title purports to champion.

    Capitol Hill Coffee House

  • Well, this label purports to come from Chateau Caillot. '

    PROOF

  • Finally, without further specification of detail, it may be said that the act which in its title purports to make provision for a diverse and greatly extended civil service unhappily appropriates an amount not more than 65 per cent of its ordinary demands.

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 7, part 1: Ulysses S. Grant

  • When John McCain purports to speak for “every American” with his ill-informed and bellicose stance on Russian-Georgian conflict, I throw up a little in my mouth.

    And By “American,” We Mean “Us”

  • I fear that we may be facing another "1205 document" here, where everyone agrees that it's an authentic Russian document, but what it purports is incorrect.

    Memorandum

  • If then the discipline of the history of dogma is to be what its name purports, its object is the very dogma which is so formed, and its fundamental problem will be to discover how it has arisen.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • Council of Protection was referred by Mr. Taylor to Hugo James, Esq. Attorney-General of Jamaica, who expressed "his inability to comprehend the principle upon which such a resolution was framed" -- and adds that it was thus "rendered a mere nominal institution, without the slightest benefit resulting to that class of our society to whom it is especially intended by the legislature that it should be, as its name purports, a Council of Protection."

    Reuben Maddison: a true story,

  • What does it benefit him, or anyone else, to cast aspersions and doubts on the patriotism or nationalism of anyone else; or, indeed, on what the present national administration's "1Malaysia" rubric purports to uphold?

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  • I find it ironic that NCLB's moniker purports to focus on the individual

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