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  • verb Present participle of purport.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Would you at least grant that it was not a coincidence that the husband, in purporting to respond to a request by the mother for photographs, happened to send her pictures of the daughter “on the day of her Baptism”?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judge Vacates TRO Barring Divorced Father From Exposing Child to Religion Other Than the Mother’s

  • It is the Vogon poetry of the modern office environment (and beyond), except that in purporting to convey important information, it lacks the rousing charm of nonsense for the sake of nonsense.

    December « 2008 « Sentence first

  • It is the Vogon poetry of the modern office environment (and beyond), except that in purporting to convey important information, it lacks the rousing charm of nonsense for the sake of nonsense.

    A satirical interlude

  • In Washington (10/13): (BURLINGTON)- Police warn Burlington residents that automated phone calls purporting to be from Skagit State Bank and asking for “security pass codes” are fraudulent.

    phishing

  • Georgia has released intercepted telephone calls purporting to show that part of a Russian armored regiment crossed into the separatist enclave of South Ossetia nearly a full day before Georgia's attack on the capital, Tskhinvali, late on Aug. 7.

    Lehman and AIG,

  • Wonder what would happen if Steve took the “Dot-com-bubble” hockeystick data, submited to Nature under another name purporting to be tree rings and it got published, only to have Steve reveal the ruse? jae

    Ammann and Wahl Little Whopper Rejected « Climate Audit

  • It proposes that any agreement or contractual term purporting to exclude the provisions of the Bill or to limit its application should be void.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Georgia has released intercepted telephone calls purporting to show that part of a Russian armored regiment crossed into the separatist enclave of South Ossetia nearly a full day before Georgia's attack on the capital, Tskhinvali, late on Aug. 7 ...

    Mick Hartley

  • TBILISI, Georgia - In a bid to portray Russia as the aggressor in last month's war, Georgia has released recordings of what it says are two intercepted cell phone calls purporting to show that Moscow invaded before Georgia's offensive against South Ossetia.

    The Daily Texan RSS

  • Georgia has released intercepted telephone calls purporting to show that part of a Russian armored regiment crossed into the separatist enclave of South Ossetia nearly a full day before Georgia's attack on the capital, Tshkinvali, late on Aug. 7.

    Signs of the Times

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