from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Assumed to be such; supposed: the purported author of the story.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Supposed, or assumed to be.
- adj. Normally assumed to be.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of purport.
Fisher describes the union's offer as a bailout to cover what he labelled "purported losses" by the league that have "never been proven."
The country McCain purported to put first has a more difficult path due to his ambition.
Indian head $2.50, $5.00 and $10 denominations and, of course, the coins purported to have been fished up from the Gulf of Mexico.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Prosecutors in Honduras say a decomposed, bullet-riddled body found near the border with Nicaragua has been identified as the purported leader of a shadowy Nicaraguan resistance group.
Fact is, Solenska is very flirtatious with her students ( "the handsome Antoine," she calls her purported young beau).
Thus, the story is not necessarily what was in the lead paragraph, namely the purported news that the offensive is not immediately bearing fruit.
Rather, the complaints argue against an unprecedented expansion of the interstate commerce power: namely the purported power to force an individual to purchase a product he does not want to purchase, and an unprecedented use the tax code to punish someone for choosing not to purchase a product.
It's hard for me to buy the "freedom of speech" premise when the Focus on the Family spot comes with a price tag purported to be between $2.4 million and $2.8 million.
TEMPLE-RASTON: Well, according to the criminal complaint, they are described as purported to be American, or naturalized Americans.
The message posted under Shapps 'name purported to come from a Lib Dem activist and said that the Liberal Democrats had no chance of winning.
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