re·port·ed·ly | \ri-ˈpȯr-təd-lē \

Definition of reportedly 

: according to report

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According to a source that reportedly saw the duo on a date last month, Jenner and Simmons had no problem piling on the PDA in front of their friends. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "See Inside Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons' Rumored Summer Home," 10 July 2018 Perez reportedly has Parkinson's disease, and according to the doctor's case report, the tattooed man from 2017 had chronic liver disease. Amanda Macmillan,, "Vibrio Vulnificus: What to Know About The 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' That Has a New Jersey Man Fighting For His Life," 10 July 2018 They were reportedly seen making out in Sag Harbor, Long Island, yesterday and grabbing fro-yo at BuddhaBerry, Vanity Fair reports. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Were "Stranded" in the Hamptons After Their Car Broke Down," 3 July 2018 Some of the league's biggest names, including LeBron James and Paul George are reportedly opting out and hitting the open market. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Mavericks free agency rumors: Are DeAndre Jordan or DeMarcus Cousins coming to Dallas?," 29 June 2018 Fire trucks were reportedly seen rushing towards the scene. Wbtv, charlotteobserver, "Cars burned after large fire in Carowinds parking lot," 22 June 2018 In addition to coaching duties, the 28-year-old Fair has also reportedly been working as an insurance sales agent for Senior Healthcare Direct, per a bio posted on the company's website. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Former Louisville assistant coach Jordan Fair is back coaching in AAU," 12 July 2018 Indicative of the incestuous relationship between Trump and Fox, the job Shine assumed last week had reportedly been offered earlier in the year to Laura Ingraham, now the 10 p.m. host on Fox. David Zurawik,, "Trump's TV messaging machine not looking quite so mighty these days," 12 July 2018 Her party followed, and reportedly offered to pay for the appetizers. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: The ricochet effect of public shaming now on full display," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of reportedly

1850, in the meaning defined above

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: according to what has been said

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to reject or criticize sharply

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