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  • adv. supposedly, putatively, or reputedly

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  • adv. believed or reputed to be the case


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purported +‎ -ly


  • The term purportedly stems from the name of a deity worshipped by the old polytheistic Serbs, Badnja.

    SETimes news - English

  • Palin purportedly stopped by while her daughter, Bristol, was doing a photoshoot nearby, and was accompanied by her daughter, Willow, her grandson, Tripp, and “a bunch of female handlers.”

    Think Progress » Media Leaves Stupak’s False Claims About Senate Bill’s Abortion Provision Unchallenged

  • The initial e-mails phishing for personal information were sent around last month, purportedly from a would-be hit man demanding users pay an extortion fee of thousands of dollars, or face death.

    Escape to the Tropics

  • The two families released a letter written in Chinese purportedly signed by Ho in which he said that he is dropping the "unnecessary steps of legal procedures," which he had taken because of a recent lack of understanding and communication.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Sridhar later received a phone call purportedly made by

    Bollywood Entertainment News | India

  • Engadget reposted a grainy, heavily redacted photo it posted with a January iPad prototype story it now says showed the forthcoming iPhone sitting next to the then-yet-to-be released iPad. these images -- purportedly from a Chinese Web site -- that appear similar to those posted earlier by Engadget, although some readers suggest these are really images of the what was described as a Japanese counterfeit.

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  • KOTA KINABALU: After the controversy of the "Sir" title purportedly given to a DAP member here by Queen Elizabeth II, another row has erupted over the use of a doctorate by Kota Kinabalu MP - Articles related to Young, Poor, and Tricked into the Sex Trade

  • Chandigarh: A Congress member of lok sabha today claimed security agencies have intercepted a phone call purportedly from Pakistan ordering a person in the state to eliminate him.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Jenson said these scams also could begin with a phone call purportedly from the IRS. RSS - home

  • • Phone calls purportedly from or about a "family member" who was injured or arrested in a different country or state and needs cash immediately via MoneyGram.



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  • generally known however unable to be specifically cited

    December 12, 2006