PURPORTEDLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PURPORTEDLY
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purportedly
 ad.  believed or reputed to be the case
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  I should not have understood the purport of this book had not Felix, in reading it, given very minute explanations.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
2  Yet such must be the impression conveyed to you by what appears to be the purport of my actions.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
3  The feeling that it so evidently manifested, rather than the direct purport of the words, caused it to vibrate within all hearts, and brought the listeners into one accord of sympathy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
4  They little guessed what deadly purport lurked in those self-condemning words.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
5  My little Pearl," said Hester, after a moment's silence, "the green letter, and on thy childish bosom, has no purport.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
6  The whole gang of sailors, likewise, observing the press of spectators, and learning the purport of the scarlet letter, came and thrust their sunburnt and desperado-looking faces into the ring.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
7  Pravdin was a well-known Panslavist abroad, and Countess Lidia Ivanovna described the purport of his letter.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 32
8  The purport of Cedric's speech was repeated to him in French.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  The knight muttered faintly a few words, which were lost in the hollow of his helmet, but their purport seemed to be a desire that his casque might not be removed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  Coming as he did from such a purport fulfilled as had taken him away, he would have expected anything rather than a look of satisfaction, and words of simple, pleasant meaning.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
11  This is what I said, the purport of it; but, as you may imagine, not spoken so collectedly or methodically as I have repeated it to you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
12  Neither his brief consideration, nor its purport, was lost on his companion.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
13  I have here four letters which purport to come from the missing man.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
14  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
Get Context   In Chapter 19
15  The principal purport of his letter was to inform them that Mr. Wickham had resolved on quitting the militia.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
Example Sentence:
1  The Internet buzzed about the former first daughter's decision to join the Ann Arbor school after an Instagram post purportedly from her private account celebrated her acceptance.
2  The purport of the statement is that the firm is bankrupt.
3  They purport to represent the wishes of the majority of parents at the school.
4  Documents leaked to this newspaper purport to reveal that radioactive waste is being illegally dumped on the site.
5  The situation is not what they purport to be.
6  The purport of what he said is that he is right.
7  The Nigerian Football Association says it all began with a fake advertisement posted on a website, purporting to be from its Chairman, inviting foreign managers to apply to be the new national team coach.
8  On the Internet, The media outlet has published a video purporting to show Wang pleading for leniency during a 2016 trial.
9  She purports to represent the whole group.
10  It purports to be an exposition of Catholic social teaching.
11  Although this book purports to be a biography of George Washington, many of the incidents are fictitious.
12  Attorney General Eric Holder called the purported plot one of the most serious security threats to the United States since the September 11, 2001, attacks.
13  The film purported to represent the lives of ordinary people.