reportedly

[ri-pawr-tid-lee, -pohr-]

Origin of reportedly

First recorded in 1900–05; report + -ed2 + -ly
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Contemporary Examples of reportedly

  • Reportedly, George Custer wore a Stetson into Little Big Horn.

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  • Yet, this year, even with God and Country counting on us, Black Friday sales were reportedly sluggish.

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  • Jeffrey Holden had reportedly been shooting at houses and passersby before the authorities arrived at the scene.

  • The host was reportedly awarded more than $1 million and the rights to archived recordings of his show.

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  • She reportedly also had a book collection worth more than €20 million, including a first edition of Don Quixote from 1605.

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Historical Examples of reportedly


British Dictionary definitions for reportedly

reportedly

adverb
  1. according to rumour or reporthe is reportedly living in Australia
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