purport

[ verb per-pawrt, -pohrt, pur-pawrt, -pohrt; noun pur-pawrt, -pohrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF purport
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PURPORT

The purport of such works is the conversion of pig-lead into white-lead.

I wish you would consent to give me their purport by word of mouth.'

What was the purport of their conversation no one ever knew.

At first she did not understand the purport of his question.

Hugh Ritson made an effort to gather the purport of Gubblum's message.

He looked at her for a moment, fathoming the purport of what she said.

His speech, though rough of purport, had not been ungentle of delivery.

I purport to be a woman, but I have never been suffered to see a genuine man.

Plowden looked hard at him, as he turned over in his mind the purport of these words.

That unexplained preparation was as fascinating to watch as its purport was veiled.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Anglo-French purport (late 13c.), Old French porport "contents, tenor," back-formation from purporter "to contain, convey, carry," from pur- (from Latin pro- "forth;" see pur-) + Old French porter "to carry," from Latin portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)).

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