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reputedly

[ri-pyoo-tid-lee] /rɪˈpyu tɪd li/
adverb
1.
according to reputation or popular belief:
a reputedly honest man.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; reputed + -ly
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Examples for reputedly
  • First there was the exuberant claim about its reputedly great effectiveness in preventing cervical cancer.
  • Bao is reputedly so rich that he would need two trucks to carry around all his money.
  • These are reputedly real answers to questions on science tests.
  • Riverbeds were reputedly lined with the precious metal but fortunes were produced for only a lucky few.
  • Riverbeds were reputedly lined with the precious metal but fortunes were produced for a lucky few.
  • At age thirteen, he reputedly had built a small stage and amused himself by frequently giving puppet shows for his friends.
  • He reputedly carried a six-shooter to keep his rowdy customers in line.
British Dictionary definitions for reputedly

reputedly

/rɪˈpjuːtɪdlɪ/
adverb
1.
according to general belief or supposition the reputedly excellent food
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