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synonyms for purporting

  • imply
  • pose as
  • pretend
  • profess
  • allege
  • betoken
  • claim
  • convey
  • declare
  • denote
  • express
  • import
  • indicate
  • intend
  • maintain
  • proclaim
  • signify
  • suggest
  • point to
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antonyms for purporting

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  • conceal
  • deny
  • disclaim
  • hide
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How to use purporting in a sentence

As sure as you and I stand at this moment here, Russia will produce some document purporting to be signed by the king.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Now another document was forthcoming, purporting to have been witnessed, on the same day, by these two surviving witnesses!
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
That letter, purporting to be from Philip, and directing her to come to Chastel, was surely a forgery!
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
My son has this morning received from Chicago a letter purporting to come from Stuart and giving the location of that ring.
CHRISTOPHER AND THE CLOCKMAKERSSARA WARE BASSETT
It is in a small, cramped hand, and you know the one purporting to be from him later was in a big, sprawly hand.
THE COME BACKCAROLYN WELLS
I now affirm that James H. Matheny did not write a word of the letter purporting to have been written by him.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?JOHN B. REMSBURG
This was a skit purporting to be an outline or draft for an article on Haslingers career.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME III (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
You delivered to him a parcel of letters purporting to have come from Colonel Arnold, the commander of the Bastonnais?
THE BASTONNAISJOHN LESPERANCE
In self-defence, all should give up the use of everything purporting to be imported wines or liquors.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
Bills were put in circulation purporting to have been issued by distant banks that did not exist, and never had existed.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL VOLUME 4 OF 4ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
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