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Synonyms for purport

the gist of a specific action or situation

the general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

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the intended meaning of a communication

the pervading meaning or tenor

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have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming

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propose or intend

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I have here four letters which purport to come from the missing man.
Whereupon he presently began to sing verses to the praise of God, which he had never heard, the purport whereof was thus:--
Fyne had to explain the full purport of the intelligence to Mrs.
He was no great reader of morning papers, and even had he seen the news it is very likely he would not have understood its real purport.
The letter then which arrived at the end of the preceding chapter was from Mr Allworthy, and the purport of it was, his intention to come immediately to town, with his nephew Blifil, and a desire to be accommodated with his usual lodgings, which were the first floor for himself, and the second for his nephew.
Ismene tells him of the latest oracle and interprets to him its purport, that some day the Theban invaders of Athens will be routed in a battle near the grave of Oedipus.
Pravdin was a well-known Panslavist abroad, and Countess Lidia Ivanovna described the purport of his letter.
As Durdles and Jasper come near, they are addressed by an inscribed paper lantern over the door, setting forth the purport of the house.
I should not have understood the purport of this book had not Felix, in reading it, given very minute explanations.
Hugh shrugged his shoulders, and with a disdainful look, which showed, either that he had overheard, or that he guessed the purport of their whispering, did as he was told.
The purport of the muttering was: 'that Rogue Riderhood, by George
In truth, so horrific and improbable are these accounts, that many sensible and well-informed people will not believe that any cannibals exist; and place every book of voyages which purports to give any account of them, on the same shelf with Blue Beard and Jack the Giant-Killer.
The title means 'The Tailor Retailored,' and the book purports to be an account of the life of a certain mysterious German, Professor Teufelsdrockh
419A(f)(5): Transactions purport to meet the exception under Sec.
Virginia Delegate David Albo (R-Springfield), one of the bill's sponsors, denies this is the case, saying the law voids only contracts that purport to form marriages.