Definitions

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  • adv. As a matter of supposition; in the beliefs or according to the claims of some people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As may be supposed; by supposition; presumably.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. believed or reputed to be the case

Etymologies

supposed +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beyond an intention to make something decadent for women—or "queens" as the "Q" in the name supposedly represents—Mr. Williams confessed why he designed his own adult dairy drink.

    At Library, Low-Cal Liqueur

  • “Useful idiots” was the term supposedly coined by V.

    Hanson on Obama’s hubris/nemesis

  • The term supposedly refers to House and Senate committee leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, who were briefed on the subject by the CIA.

    Gangs of D.C.

  • June 14th, 2006 at 4:58 pm me to me: the term supposedly means “Evil Parallel Universe” and means your comment at the end of a previous thread was never seen because a new thread was started while you were posting.

    Firedoglake » The Democratic Incumbency Protection Racket

  • When with his band of followers he was established at Novgorod the name of Russia came into existence, supposedly from the Finnish word _ruotsi_, meaning rowers or sea-farers.

    A Short History of Russia

  • "Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.

    Signs of the Times

  • "Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V.

    National Review Online

  • But surely this, the critic of agnosticism will reply, sufficiently fixes the reference range of “God,” such that it would be a mistake to assert that “God” is a term supposedly used to refer to a referent but nothing coherently specifiable counts as a possible referent for “God,” where “God” has a non-anthropomorphic employment.

    AGNOSTICISM

  • We heard McCain "supposedly" criticize the ad, but not Hillary.

    Clinton: McCain could do more to stop Wright ads

  • “Well, it’s completely illiterate,” he said, but what tickled him was not the poor spelling and grammar but the word supposedly indicating godly desire, which he said the Bible uses only in reference to physical lust.

    Rapture Ready!

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