PURPORT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of purport
Definition:
n. design or tendency; meaning; import; disguise; covering
Example:
The purport of what he said is that he is right.
Sentence in Classic:
In the third category he included those Brothers (the majority) who saw nothing in Freemasonry but the external forms and ceremonies, and prized the strict performance of these forms without troubling about their purport or significance.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I should not have understood the purport of this book had not Felix, in reading it, given very minute explanations.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Crawford when she awoke the next morning; but she remembered the purport of her note, and was not less sanguine as to its effect than she had been the night before.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to dissemble; my attentions have been too marked to be mistaken.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Duncan, who interpreted this speech to express a wish for some additional pledge that the promised gifts should not be withheld, slowly and reluctantly repaired to the place where the sisters were now resting from their fatigue, to communicate its purport to Cora.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
There was, moreover, a boldness and rotundity of speech among these matrons, as most of them seemed to be, that would startle us at the present day, whether in respect to its purport or its volume of tone.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
Being at liberty, I lost no time in seeking the old servant; who, having gathered by degrees the purport of my hasty tale, hurried below, gasping, as he descended the steps two at once.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context