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adjective as in alleged

adjective as in supposed

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That includes Tim Booyer, 57, a welder who had fretted for months about worrisome Facebook posts detailing the vaccines’ purported side effects.

In an Instagram post on May 12, the university’s Campus Dining division disputed a purported claim by the Chick fil-A that the company would be opening an on campus outlet.

It’s emotion-laundering, retrofitting a structure of purported analysis and evidence onto which those nonrational assessments can be hung.

This last group also got a pamphlet explaining the purported evidence supporting this oil to further entice them to believe it would work.

It includes a lengthy list of complicated-looking data scrolling rapidly over the screen, the analyst himself — his face blurred — and a table of information about the points of origin of the purported hacks.

The dollar value of a statistical life in the United States is purported to be around $5 million.

They are also claiming that the purported siblings are not actually related.

One purported ISIS fighter from Canada praised Rouleau and encouraged others to follow suit with violence.

The account-holder purported to be Syrian expats living in Australia, like Susli.

No matter the name, the purported “anomalous primate” has long been the subject of a cycle of stories and skepticism.

Mechem says that if at the time of signing, the person doing so purported to act as agent, the act might be ratified.

Then, settling back with what purported to be a sigh of bliss, he regarded Marie sitting small and still and listless beside him.

The plotters knew very well what he would do if he should get a wire which purported to be your resignation.

My business purported to be buying up butter and eggs, at the farm-houses, for the rebel army.

To Frulein Dollmann the wreck-works were evidently what they purported to be, and nothing more.


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On this page you'll find 212 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purported, such as: so-called, stated, supposed, averred, declared, and described.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.