reputedly

adverb
re·​put·​ed·​ly | \ ri-ˈpyü-təd-lē How to pronounce reputedly (audio) \

Definition of reputedly

: according to reputation or general belief

Examples of reputedly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baker, who apparently had a history of expressing his belief in violent tactics, had reputedly ramped up his rhetoric on social media in recent weeks. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "FBI arrests self-proclaimed 'hardcore leftist' who allegedly threatened violence at state capitol," 16 Jan. 2021 The fist bump was reputedly popularized by Fred Carter, a high-energy N.B.A. player of the 1970s. New York Times, "74 of Our Favorite Facts for 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 Moreover, data compiled by Great Places to Work shows the only one in five of the reporting companies pay out bonuses to frontline workers—and these are, reputedly, the most progressive U.S. employers. Michele Zanini, Fortune, "The biggest problem with capitalism? Not enough capitalists," 21 Nov. 2020 Some speculate that it’s CBD gum, which is legal and reputedly can calm nerves and ease aches and pains. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Tiger, Tiger, burning out? Woods is scuffling at the PGA Championship," 7 Aug. 2020 Now, Nanite can reputedly import and use the highest-quality assets with no extra work. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Epic's Unreal Engine 5 demo looks stunning, and how the new graphics work is just as important," 13 May 2020 One donor was reputedly surprised that Biden did not address Reade in his answer. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "A donor asked Biden about military sexual assault and he did not mention Tara Reade," 30 Apr. 2020 The disrupter of the American musical, the man who reputedly drained show tunes of their romantic gaiety, is routinely heralded as our greatest living theatrical songwriter. Los Angeles Times, "Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday bash reminds us why his music remains so radical," 27 Apr. 2020 The Red Sox liken Bustabad’s speed to that of Kirk Gibson, the Detroit outfielder who reputedly can run with KC’s Willie Wilson. Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, "The biggest prospect busts in Red Sox history, position by position," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of reputedly

1655, in the meaning defined above

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“Reputedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reputedly. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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