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    1. How many times have I heard that this is a message to the Jewish religion? How many times have I heard that Jesus cursing the religion of men? Jesus was cursing all religion! Anything that would purport to bring you close to God by hiding the fruit instead of letting it be open before all is a false religion

    2. Anything that would purport to give you peace with God through tradition or doing is a false religion

    3. The purport of all this enthusiasm was echoed in their cry: ''Prempeh! Prempeh! Your fetish has proved too strong for the white man! No power on earth can prevail against thee!”

    4. 30 Such was the purport of the king's letter

    5. Purport (to convey to the mind)

    6. The purport of their charge was that the Jews kept them away from the ordinances of the law

    7. Others purport to stimulate the liver, causing it to metabolize fat at a higher rate

    8. 4 To James Zebedee, this Sunday was a day of perplexity and profound confusion; he could not grasp the purport of what was going on; he could not comprehend the Master's purpose in permitting this wild acclaim and then in refusing to say a word to the people when they arrived at the temple

    9. themselves the principal enemies of the interests they purport to serve

    10. To the worship, belief and adherence of ‘man made gods’ and ‘systems’ that purport to quench human thirst for answers to existential questions the human spirit possess to desire

    11. Often tainted by the credibility of those who purport to “know” ‘The Force’ and ‘The Power’ that we may understand as the Creator, and whom is named and labeled by many by the English word, “God”

    12. Commandments they purport to adhere to

    13. As to the purport and object of this command, I adopt the opinion of Warburton, who with equal ingenuity and truth has proved, that when God says to Abraham, "Take now thy son, your only son Isaac, whom you lovest," etc

    14. These with perfect trust to depict you as myself, the germs are in all men, I believe the main purport of these States is to found a superb

    15. The words of Anselmo struck Lothario with astonishment, unable as he was to conjecture the purport of such a lengthy preamble; and though be strove to imagine what desire it could be that so troubled his friend, his conjectures were all far from the truth, and to relieve the anxiety which this perplexity was causing him, he told him he was doing a flagrant injustice to their great friendship in seeking circuitous methods of confiding to him his most hidden thoughts, for he well knew he might reckon upon his counsel in diverting them, or his help in carrying them into effect

    16. I do not know what it is except that it is grand, and that it is happiness, And that the enclosing purport of us here is not a speculation or

    17. Because all I see and know I believe to have its main purport in

    18. (Did you think Life was so well provided for, and Death, the purport of all Life, is not well provided for?)

    19. (Purport of all these apparitions of the real;)

    20. frequently to revert to the subject, and utter, with increasing warmth, sentiments to the same purport

    21. The purport of it was to invite him to dinner, and to ridicule his chivalrous respect for me

    22. Being at liberty, I lost no time in seeking the old servant; who, having gathered by degrees the purport of my hasty tale, hurried below, gasping, as he descended the steps two at once

    23. Duncan, who interpreted this speech to express a wish for some additional pledge that the promised gifts should not be withheld, slowly and reluctantly repaired to the place where the sisters were now resting from their fatigue, to communicate its purport to Cora

    24. It is unnecessary to dwell upon the evasive though polite manner with which the French general had eluded every attempt of Heyward to worm from him the purport of the communication he had proposed making, or on the decided, though still polished message, by which he now gave his enemy to understand, that, unless he chose to receive it in person, he should not receive it at all

    25. The French general smiled, as Duncan gave him the purport of this reply, and

    26. Duncan caught the letter from the ground, and without apology for the liberty he took, he read at a glance its cruel purport

    27. They little guessed what deadly purport lurked in those self-condemning words

    28. “Were I worthy to be quit of it, it would fall away of its own nature, or be transformed into something that should speak a different purport

    29. “My little Pearl,” said Hester, after a moment's silence, “the green letter, and on thy childish bosom, has no purport

    30. The whole gang of sailors, likewise, observing the press of spectators, and learning the purport of the scarlet letter, came and thrust their sunburnt and desperado-looking faces into the ring

    31. The men of rank and dignity, who stood more immediately around the clergyman, were so taken by surprise, and so perplexed as to the purport of what they saw,—unable to receive the explanation which most readily presented itself, or to imagine any other,—that they remained silent and inactive spectators of the judgment which Providence seemed about to work

    32. And the purport of that talk, clicked nervously from a wooden shed in the depths of the forests, had

    33. Brooke had been right in predicting that Dorothea would not long remain passive where action had been assigned to her; she knew the purport of her husband's will made at the time of their marriage, and her

    34. Bulstrode, in which he stated that he had resumed his arrangements for quitting Middlemarch, and must remind Lydgate of his previous communications about the Hospital, to the purport of which he still adhered

    35. Like most investments that purport to ensure against loss (see sidebar on p

    36. these forms without troubling about their purport or significance

    37. The whole purport of his remarks now was evidently to exalt himself and insult

    38. Investors, both individual and institutional, and particularly 401(k) plans, would be far better served by investing in passive or passively managed funds than in trying to pick more expensive active managers who purport to be able to beat the markets

    39. Coming as he did from such a purport fulfilled as had taken him away, he would have expected anything rather than a look of satisfaction, and words of simple, pleasant meaning

    40. This is what I said, the purport of it; but, as you may imagine, not spoken so collectedly or methodically as I have repeated it to you

    41. Crawford when she awoke the next morning; but she remembered the purport of her note, and was not less sanguine as to its effect than she had been the night before

    42. I have here four letters which purport to come from the missing man

    43. "Yet such must be the impression conveyed to you by what appears to be the purport of my actions

    44. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice,"—have been for a long time supplanted by Pilate's question, "What is truth?" This question, quoted as a bitter and profound irony against a Roman, we have taken as of serious purport, and have made of it an article of faith

    45. Hence it is that all such men, from Comte and Strauss to Spencer and Renan, not understanding the purport of Christ's words, knowing nothing whatever of their intention, ignorant of the question to which they serve as an answer, and taking no pains to learn it,—such men, if they are inimical to Christianity, utterly deny the sense of the doctrine; but if they are leniently inclined, then, from the height of their superior wisdom, they amend it, taking for granted that Christ would have said what they think He meant, had He known how to express himself

    46. In the third category he included those Brothers (the majority) who saw nothing in Freemasonry but the external forms and ceremonies, and prized the strict performance of these forms without troubling about their purport or significance

    47. The whole purport of his remarks now was evidently to exalt himself and insult Alexander—just what he had least desired at the commencement of the interview

    48. At the moment Operoff said nothing, but at subsequent lectures he ceased to greet me or to offer me his board-like hand, and never attempted to talk to me, but, as soon as ever I sat down, he would lean his head upon his arm, and purport to be absorbed in his notebooks

    49. The second is the idea that the whole purport of Christianity is to teach men to live advantageously together, as one family, and that to attain this we need only follow the rule of love to humanity, dismissing all thought of love of God altogether

    50. What, sir, did gentlemen on this floor say was the purport of this note? That its object was to put us in a state of amity in respect to Great Britain, at the expense of the risk of collision with France

    1. He had long since decided to abandon all methods that purported to achieve anything, anywhere, at any time at all and he seemed to be getting along just fine

    2. From verse 4, of the purported Epistle of Paul the

    3. My question is: was he there during his inception? Shouldn"t we at least consider the words of his purported grandmother?

    4. intercepted by a vessel purported to be the CSS Shenandoah on March 30

    5. Wealth, in whatever manner acquired or however abundant, is never entirely our own; that is to say, an individual‘s (purported) wealth is oftentimes contingent upon a government‘s need for Revenue

    6. The Iliad (the destruction of Troy) is purported to have been written some time in the middle of the eleventh century BC

    7. The third is called simply “Elohist” and is purported to be the most ancient of the three sources which represented the traditions that the Hebrews carried with them on their sojourn into Egypt and largely forgotten during their long stay

    8. Many behaviors that are purported to lead to distressing consequences have a time lapse long enough to cause doubt as to the origin of the end results

    9. Why would he have felt the need to include this advisory within his writings? He was born a scant thirty years after the Council of Nicaea had canonized the works chosen from the many that purported to truthfully convey the Christian message

    10. It was purported to be an instrument of learning, aimed at

    11. At the end of our “friendly discussion,” he admitted that he recognized both my writing style and my pro-management stance on the issues, despite the purported anonymity of the numbered blue book system

    12. When I queried him heatedly, he said, “The expenses which killed you were the two purported incline rides

    13. The evidence which I had that the officials who took the “adverse personnel action” against me in reprisal because I made the protected communications was the purported unanimous vote to fire me by the officials who were the subjects of my investigations and/or allegations in the attachments that I supplied to the three IGs

    14.  Several herbal supplements have been purported to

    15. He visited every holding my father had, questioned the managers, saying he was my father’s relative and emissary and photographed the buildings for the purported documentary

    16. Different people had assigned various names to it, including what had been purported to be its original, Salem

    17. pling, or vague movements of purported ghosts in haunted locations are

    18. It is common for purported psychics to use this

    19. “What’s the purported end-use of the items?” I asked

    20. Bingo! Rory held the report from the Lab in his hand: two of the boxes contained what they purported to contain – unadulterated food of a good quality – the third box however was the jackpot! - the food undoubtedly contained an addictively potent cocaine mix!!…so it would appear that not all the Lunch Boxes contained drugs, so the distribution would strike randomly – those children unlucky enough to get a “doctored” food parcel were on their way to becoming addicts! – absolutely iniquitous…what sort of monster would deliberately addict children?!…The lab had found a tiny puncture-mark on the cellophane wrapping – the liquefied drug had been inserted into the food via a hypodermic syringe – easy and quick!

    21. Seinfeld purported to be a show about nothing, but it really was about people and their behavior

    22. there were no partially digested capsules of the purported

    23. carving in a temple in Southern India purported to be a

    24. he is purported to have killed millions of his own people making

    25. She had experienced such gateways before this, always in places purported to be haunted by ghosts searching for peace in this world rather than the next, but had never felt this intense pressure in those other locations

    26. Atlanteans were purported to have, and still were destroyed

    27. the same place as the purported Big Bang

    28. assay reports had been wrong, just as Dan had always purported

    29. that occurred in the early millennium which was purported to be an outgrowth of interest

    30. methods, content, extent and direction of their own education? That's a very profound question: why are the purported beneficiaries not in charge of their own educations?

    31. Countering all of the purported benefits of formal education are the costs and limits of

    32. the Purchasing Office with a view to recruiting the most suitable to his purported “Admiralty

    33. always felt that they were talking about me and my purported mental

    34. Then why was I paying Blue Cross out of my paycheck each week? My purported suicide attempt had put me in the hole a little over 5

    35. The pacific mask crumbles when the narcissist has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, his constituency, his grassroots fans, the prime sources of his narcissistic supply, have turned against him

    36. The pacific mask crumbles when the narcissist has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, his constituency, his grassroots fans, the prime sources of his narcissistic supply - have turned against him

    37. all that and worse, is purported to be

    38. I was generally skeptical of people who purported to do anything supernatural

    39. Ethic is a choice to pursue the recreation of an existential immanence of a particular emotion or the feeling of 'It is good to be alive' through proscribed acts, or, visa versa, the attempt to cultivate a desired, but not yet experienced, feeling through the repetition of acts that are purported to produce those emotions

    40. Their 86-page unclassified analysis purported to dissect an event allegedly perpetrated by Maj

    41. As for the fabricated saying that was purported to have come from the tongue of the selected prophet Mohammad (cpth), which states, “learn magic but do not practice it”: it is surely false and baseless because:

    42. These books included the instructions for, as he purported, how to control whatever you want and however you want to do it, methods of treating and healing, how to establish links or loosen bonds, and also many other subjects

    43. While eating Olin remarked, “You know, there are at least seven locations where one or more of the nails of the Crucifixion are currently purported to be located

    44. The only statement related in the document that purported to have come directly from Sister Rowenna was in the form of just six lines:

    45. He was purported to have run into an alley and they shot him in the back and killed him

    46. Indeed, if Jesus Christ wasn’t in fact the Son of God as purported by his disciples that he claimed to be, he must have been either a liar or intellectually and/or psychologically ‘challenged’

    47. Peter and directly infers the deceptions of Christianity, which serves as the symbol for all of the other purported founders of the Three Faiths

    48. Ten Commandments–The ten rules put forth in the Old Testament, which are purported to be the

    49. This is something the purported

    50. the purported timelines of the New Testament, can see the overwhelming importance of the 11th

    1. highly-polished translucent stones purporting to ensure that the bearer

    2. When they, as envoys, arrived in England, they immediately began to work in their own interests, selling concessions to which they had no right, and forging documents purporting to come from King Prempeh himself

    3. Now he was sure that this new guy was not who he was purporting to be

    4. Indeed, if Thorne were behind this seemingly ridiculous scheme that Dahms was purporting, then they would definitely not want Thorne to know what had happened this evening aboard the destroyers

    5. How could someone purporting to represent the Balance suggest such a thing? Manfred made a mental note to consider Dammar’s deeper motivations later

    6. He attempts to do this by purporting to having identified a Bible code that reveals future historical events, by finding words such as ‘Hitler’ and the ‘September 11th World Trade Tower Attack’ in the letters of a particular sequence of words in the Bible

    7. Doctor Raymond Moody author of “Life after Life” (1975, 1988), said after interviewing thousands of people from unrelated cultures and countries purporting to have experienced near death experiences their stories of their “near death experiences” (NDE) were very similar which included experiences of viewing bright shafts of light, and unconditional love and compassion

    8. But those purporting to adjust an administration to the laws of equality

    9. my eye, purporting, that 'Maria Venables had, without any assignable cause,

    10. Some of the services or experts confine their aim to predicting the longer term trend of the market, purporting to ignore day-to-day fluctuations and to consider the broader “swings” covering a period of, say, several months

    11. Big-name traders may subscribe to a wide variety of newsletters written by experts purporting to be able to accurately forecast the weather, but for most of us this approach is a waste of time

    12. Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale's, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India

    13. But quitting all these unprofessional attempts, let us glance at those pictures of leviathan purporting to be sober, scientific delineations, by those who know

    14. " In this book is an outline purporting to be a "Picture of a Physeter or Spermaceti whale, drawn by scale from one killed on the coast of Mexico, August, 1793, and hoisted on deck

    15. Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to lay before the House a copy of a paper purporting to be a circular letter from Mr

    16. The only reason, he presumed, why the other paper alluded to had not been communicated to Congress, was, that it was a printed paper, purporting to be a despatch from Mr

    17. As to the other act, it was passed no less for the benefit of the community than the bank—to protect the ignorant and unwary from counterfeit paper, purporting to have been emitted by the bank

    18. The only intervening occurrence meriting attention, is the promulgation of a French decree purporting to be a definitive repeal of the Berlin and Milan decrees

    19. It has been a fact long since well established, that a foreigner, who could scarcely speak our language, could procure a protection in Great Britain purporting to be evidence of his American citizenship

    20. Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before this House the French decree, purporting to be a repeal of the Berlin decrees, referred to in his Message of the 4th of November last; together with such information as he may possess concerning the time and manner of promulgating the same; and, also, any correspondence or information touching the relations of the United States with France, in the office of the Department of State, not heretofore communicated, which, in the opinion of the President, it is not incompatible with the public interest to communicate

    21. —Amendment to the act offered, purporting to extend it to all public armed vessels until modified by treaty, 118;

    1. Any system that purports to explain everything (Marxism?) will in reality explain nothing

    2. Then we have Marx, whose main claim to fame was to dictate the end of history by asserting that man is the product of his machines and not vice versa, conveniently forgetting that any system that purports to explain everything, in reality explains nothing

    3. purports to place restrictions on use of the U

    4. Consider some of the questions that arise if neuroscience totally rejects metaphysics as its cutting edge purports to do

    5. horse is a computer program that purports to do one thing but actually takes other unseen

    6. experiential marker whose meaning purports to lead to a goal, but when followed does not, we

    7. of the truths he so cleverly purports

    8. purports to comprehend some of the mismatches in risk and return throughout the years,

    9. news on the Internet, and even a paper that purports to report on the

    10. , killing), can that act then be any less an evil than that which it purports to end? No, it can not!

    11. work,partly historical and largely imaginary, purports to be ahistory of the ancient Incas, and

    12. Who purports to contact these unseen entities

    13. This main crime of making money from selling the truth tainted with lies is in direct contradiction to the truths he purports to stand for

    14. Jewish Diaspora that purports to be members of the Tribe of Juda by following the religion of

    15. A popular story from the New Testament purports that the fantasy Jesus Christ got angry and

    16. Nor will I allow you to balk me any more with what I was calling life, For now it is convey'd to me that you are the purports essential,

    17. Each of us limitless--each of us with his or her right upon the earth, Each of us allow'd the eternal purports of the earth,

    18. Now, most media content purports to convey just the facts

    19. 3 As a general rule, the information gleaned from the paper trail is truthful and reliable in stating whatever it purports to state

    20. This letter purports to be an order signed by the King of France, dated at Versailles, the 21st April, 1764, and directed to M

    21. The translation purports to be a treaty of cession, it is true, but acknowledged on all sides to be erroneous

    22. This decree purports to be an act of reprisal on this country, and for what cause? Not for any act of hostility by us; not for any seizures or confiscations of French vessels or French property under the authority, or within the limits of this Government

    23. it purports to be an act of reprisal on this country, 354;

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    Synonyms for "purport"

    drift purport intent spirit aim propose purpose claim indicate intend profess signify express imply design gist implication import intention

    "purport" definitions

    the intended meaning of a communication

    the pervading meaning or tenor

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

    propose or intend