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 Unlike Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a politician-cum-general, and Gen. Valery Gerasimov, reputedly the designer of the original attack plan for Ukraine, Gen. Dvornikov is not a staff officer in Moscow. Mark Kimmitt, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2022 This remote outpost, roughly the size of Switzerland, is reputedly one of the world's largest river islands -- it's bordered on every side by the mighty Amazon. Lucy Sherriff, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 He is aided by Jonas Pierce (Peters), reputedly the world’s best maritime rights lawyer. John Hopewell, Variety, 22 Dec. 2021 Horror tale about two women who move into a Manhattan duplex once reputedly owned by Jeffrey Epstein. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2021 Rivers reputedly never has uttered a single profane word, no matter how badly the Chargers blocked for him. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2021 Black Forest — reputedly the country’s most sustainable city — well known for its temperate climate and reconstructed medieval old town, picturesque brooks and hiking hills, is in third place. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Thomas, reputedly the fastest player in college football, broke away from the Alabama defense and raced into the clear. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2021 In other words, the central Asian country is reputedly home to heaps of lithium. Simon Constable, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 28 Jun. 2022.

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