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

Definition of reputedly

: according to reputation or general belief

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The village where the violence occurred, Koumaga, is reputedly home to some extremists linked to al-Qaeda. Washington Post, "World Digest: June 24, 2018," 24 June 2018 Dan Daly reputedly yelled as his attacking Marines plunged into German lines. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "How old is former NFL coach Marv Levy? His dad was wounded in World War I," 27 June 2018 The one who reputedly killed newspapers' main revenue source, the classifieds. Claire Atkinson, NBC News, "Who murdered the newspaper business?," 12 June 2018 Ubisoft In any case, yes, Odyssey is reputedly set in Ancient Greece. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Odyssey teaser hints at Greek adventures," 1 June 2018 Hydrogen water is purified, then infused with hydrogen, which is reputedly good for inflammation and pain but without clinical proof. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "A Users Guide to Bottled Water," 3 May 2018 Housed in a century-old church, the space was also reputedly beautiful. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back," 18 Apr. 2018 Capone reputedly partied so loudly at the Florida home that retail magnate J.C. Penney asked him to keep it down so that the visiting President Herbert Hoover could get some rest. Kim Janssen,, "Home where Capone may have planned St. Valentine's Day Massacre listed for $14.9 million," 19 Apr. 2018 Treated much like slaves in their first years in the U.S., the twins would now own and trade slaves themselves and, reputedly, even father children with their slaves. Yunte Huang, WSJ, "The Amazing American Story of the Original Siamese Twins," 29 Mar. 2018

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1655, in the meaning defined above

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