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[ri-pawr-tid-lee, -pohr-] /rɪˈpɔr tɪd li, -ˈpoʊr-/
according to report or rumor:
Reportedly, he is a billionaire.
Origin of reportedly
1900-05; report + -ed2 + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The main advantage is: it's clean, it's the safest city in the world, and salaries are reportedly excellent.
  • It is building a state-of-the-art teaching hospital as well as reportedly the largest student-services hall in the world.
  • reportedly, every single invention from this research effort was eventually deployed.
  • Tens of thousands of spectators reportedly came to watch.
  • The steel container housing the reactor, however, was reportedly not damaged.
  • The coachman survived, but reportedly was not amused.
  • However, the government has reportedly reneged on this mandate, and has postponed that deadline indefinitely.
  • Other such speakers have reportedly been well-compensated for appearing at the group's events.
  • It also reportedly slashed the share of her winnings that she gave the state from sixty-five per cent to twelve per cent.
  • Thousands of adherents were imprisoned and some three hundred were reportedly confined in mental hospitals.
British Dictionary definitions for reportedly


according to rumour or report: he is reportedly living in Australia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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