Usage examples for purport

  1. The general purport of each message was that the book was given with the teacher's prayer that the boy might learn to love the Bible and might become a real Christian. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  2. I can imagine their purport, and they shall influence me as if I had read them all. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. " To the lake," said Brooke, who understood the purport of the question. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  4. The joy and glory of his art come second in his mind to his passionate love of truth, and the deep moral purport of what he believes to be the one true message for mankind. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  5. Agatha suffered her to go on for a while before she interrupted her, and then she came to the real purport of her visit. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  6. All this was, of course, expressed in the usual legal language, but the purport was clear to those previously acquainted with its bearing, the only item that was new to them being the legacy to Mrs. Cunningham. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  7. Thus she spoke, and more to the same purport; but it was a long time before her words brought any consolation. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  8. I. The characters of the play purport to be French, but the manners and customs are, of course, English. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  9. He informed me that my behaviour towards his niece was not such as to please him altogether, and he asked me what was the real purport of my attentions. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  10. My lords, said Wessex, quietly and earnestly, during the brief lull caused by this interruption, I entreat you in the name of justice, do not hear this lady; she is excited and overwrought and knows not the purport of what she is saying. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  11. The exact purport of that news, and the manner of its acquisition, have been one of the puzzles of modern history. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  12. The trouble lay in the fact that it would also be heard by enemies, who, if they did not know, would be quite sure to suspect its purport. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  13. The purport of it seemed to be that a cloud was rising on the bright horizon of the Christian village. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  14. Benton held the title up to well- deserved derision, and showed that, though there had been quite an elaborate effort to disguise the form of the measure, and to make it purport to establish a bank that should have the properties of a treasury, yet that in reality it was simply a revival of the old scheme under another name. – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
  15. Of its purport no satisfactory account could be obtained. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  16. Its habits in a state of nature, and the mode of capture, are more to the purport of this work. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  17. And the purport of these telegrams? – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  18. What was the purport of this offer which he made so seriously, like a friend who asks nothing but to prove his devotion? – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  19. With no doubt this time as to the purport of the summons, he obeyed. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. He would give much to hear the conversation between Kaid and the stranger; he was all too conscious of its purport. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009