re·​port·​ed·​ly | \ ri-ˈpȯr-təd-lē \

Definition of reportedly

: according to report

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The rapper, who reportedly owns $1 million worth of bling, sported two chokers, multiple thick diamond bracelets, a fistful of hulking megawatt rings, and glimmering stud earrings. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Offset, the Rapper, Goes Raver at Paris Fashion Week Men's," 15 Jan. 2019 Bungie split off from Activision this week, taking control of the Destiny franchise with them, and staff reportedly cheered when the announcement was made. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Bungie divorces Activision, Epic gives our favorite game of 2017 away for free," 11 Jan. 2019 Iconic American retailers Sears and Kmart may officially close their doors for good after a potential takeover bid for parent company Sears Holdings reportedly failed today, Reuters revealed. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Sears and Kmart Stores May Liquidate After Latest Bankruptcy News," 8 Jan. 2019 The reportedly surging crowds at some airports are typical during the post-holiday period, which is historically busy, Bilelo said. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "TSA Workers Are Calling Out Sick as the Government Shutdown Rages On," 7 Jan. 2019 Jon Gambrell/AP Saudi Arabia is reportedly outsourcing its war in Yemen to be fought by child soldiers from Sudan. Amanda Sakuma, Vox, "Saudi Arabia is reportedly outsourcing its war in Yemen to child soldiers," 30 Dec. 2018 All told, the mural reportedly covers some 645,834 square feet. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Behold, Hokusai’s famous wave print stretching across six buildings," 18 Dec. 2018 The archdiocese hailed Bishop Jenik in the past for his work to stem crime, drugs and prostitution in his neighborhood, reportedly even wearing a bulletproof vest at times. WSJ, "Official at Archdiocese of New York Accused of Sex Abuse," 31 Oct. 2018 The Dress No word yet on the dress, sadly, but the groom reportedly wore a gray suit. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Here's Everything We Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's Wedding to Brad Falchuk," 30 Sep. 2018

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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: according to what has been said

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a complex dispute or argument

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