widely believed


: according to most people's belief
She was widely believed to be guilty.

Examples of widely believed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was widely believed that because juries at the time were all male, attractive women could escape conviction. Rick Mauch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 May 2024 It’s widely believed there may have been other cases, but farmers have in many cases been unwilling to cooperate with health authorities trying to investigate the outbreak and many of the workers have been wary of cooperating as well. Helen Branswell, STAT, 6 May 2024 It was argued in court and is widely believed that Gypsy-Rose was a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare form of abuse in which a guardian exaggerates or induces illness in a child for sympathy and attention. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 2 May 2024 It is widely believed that Yeats had painted himself and his wife prominently within the crowd. John Branch, New York Times, 2 May 2024 Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack, for which it is widely believed to be responsible. Matt Bradley, NBC News, 16 Apr. 2024 The attack was considered retaliation for a military strike on what Iran called its consulate in Damascus, Syria, widely believed to be Israel's doing. Anne Flaherty, ABC News, 15 Apr. 2024 The Iranian attack was retaliation for what was widely believed to be an Israeli strike this month on an embassy building in Damascus that killed seven Iranian officials, including three top commanders in Iran’s armed forces. Adam Rasgon, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 At the time, it was widely believed that young people didn’t suffer severe symptoms from the respiratory illness. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024

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“Widely believed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widely%20believed. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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