Related formspur·port·ed·ly, adverbun·pur·port·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for purportedly
Subsequent shipments had been “OKd in advance,” but these purportedly consisted only of defensive weapons in “miniscule amts.”How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The top floor was kept strictly off limits, purportedly for technical equipment.The KGB Welcomes You to Estonia’s Hotel Viru. Please Mind the Hidden Bugs|Nina Strochlic|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That's a strange rallying cry for a purportedly limited government movement.
North Korea has announced it will launch a missile in the month of December, purportedly to launch a satellite.
A Romney victory will purportedly prove that Netanyahu's American strategy was wise.Tomorrow You Can Vote Early in the Israeli Election|Gershom Gorenberg|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Well, photographs that he had purportedly taken, or picture postcards or things he had purchased?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The 100 block is still paved with cobblestones "big as beer kegs" purportedly laid by Hessian prisoners during the Revolution.Seaport in Virginia|Gay Montague Moore
And do you understand that it was purportedly something that Lee Harvey Oswald claimed to have made up himself?Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
That purportedly quoted me about not wanting the President to ride in a motorcade or caravan in Dallas.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy