reportedly

adverb
re·​port·​ed·​ly | \ ri-ˈpȯr-təd-lē How to pronounce reportedly (audio) \

Definition of reportedly

: according to report

Examples of reportedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, productivity levels are reportedly strong at this time for those who are able to do their work remotely. Kimberlee Josephson, Quartz at Work, "Do not underestimate the power of company swag at a time like this," 22 May 2020 Another consideration is that there are still Rwandans who are alleged to have been involved in the genocide who have never been brought to book and who reportedly continue to reside in France. Jonathan Beloff, Soas, Quartz Africa, "Why France’s arrest of a high-profile Rwandan genocide suspect won’t end with a trial in Kigali," 21 May 2020 And in explaining his reasons for taking the drug, one stood out among the others: That it's reportedly being used by frontline workers, like doctors and nurses, in health care settings. Leah Groth, Health.com, "President Trump Says Frontline Workers are Taking Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent Coronavirus—But Are They?," 20 May 2020 The cyclone is bearing down during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and some Bangladeshis who fasted during the day reportedly waited until the early morning hours Wednesday before heading for the shelters. Author: Aniruddha Ghosal, Julhas Alama, Anchorage Daily News, "Millions flee as cyclone batters coasts of India and Bangladesh," 20 May 2020 The cyclone is bearing down during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and some Bangladeshis who fasted during the day reportedly waited until the early morning hours Wednesday before heading for the shelters. The Christian Science Monitor, "Millions in India, Bangladesh head for safety amid cyclone, virus," 20 May 2020 At the time, the authority was working on a host of nuclear power-plant projects and had built a set of coal plants that were reportedly the nation’s worst source of air pollution. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "David Freeman, green-energy champion who advised presidents, dies at 94," 19 May 2020 The Transportation Security Administration is reportedly looking to start checking temperatures at airports in the latest measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "TSA May Start Temperature Checks at Several Airports (Video)," 18 May 2020 Yet Bill Priestap, the former head of FBI counterintelligence, who oversaw the 2016 investigation, reportedly provided information to Justice Department lawyers who were preparing the motion that contradicted any such inference. Jonathan Stevenson, The New York Review of Books, "With Flynn, Barr Burns Justice to Feed Trump’s ‘Obamagate’ Fantasy," 15 May 2020

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First Known Use of reportedly

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reportedly was in 1850

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26 May 2020

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“Reportedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reportedly. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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reportedly

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English Language Learners Definition of reportedly

: according to what has been said

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