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Supposedly vs. Supposably

such and such

or such-and-such

definite or particular, but not named or specified:
They turned out to be such and such kind of people.
something or someone not specified:
if such and such should happen.
Origin of such and such
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I am pressed to own that such-and-such a character "is taken from So-and-so."

    The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley
  • They dined together at Isaac Leveson's on such-and-such dates.'

    A Black Adonis Linn Boyd Porter
  • Said when he had left for the Soviet Union he had said such-and-such, quote.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • They carried such-and-such bombs in such-and-such quantities.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • You indicated that his mother was interviewed by the Youth House social worker and is described as such-and-such.

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • An officer should not ask a man: "Would you like to do such-and-such a task?"

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • Why must they fold their bed-clothes in such-and-such an exact way?

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • You may believe that such-and-such a horse will win the Derby.

    The Analysis of Mind Bertrand Russell
Idioms and Phrases with such-and-such

such and such

Not specified, unnamed and undetermined, as in They agreed to meet at such and such a time and place. [ Mid-1500s ]
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