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Definition of "purportedly" []

  • Supposedly, putatively, or reputedly (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "purportedly" in a sentence
  • "The term purportedly stems from the name of a deity worshipped by the old polytheistic Serbs, Badnja."
  • "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.”"
  • "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."