Definition of 'purported'
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When is a purported 147 billion benefit to the economy not a 147 billion benefit to the economy? Times, Sunday Times (2016)When is a purported 147 billion benefit to the economy not a 147 billion benefit to the economy? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Any purported transfer or sale of this voucher will render it void. The Sun (2011)He forged documents which purported to show that his companies had vast resources. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This famously purported to show that we are all connected to each other through about six other people. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Their purported health benefits range from helping to protect against heart disease and some cancers, as well as improving memory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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