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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purportedly, supposedlyadverb

    believed or reputed to be the case


  1. supposedlyadverb

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supposedly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supposedly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of supposedly in a Sentence

  1. Adam Szubin:

    He supposedly draws a state salary of something like $110,000 a year, that is not an accurate statement of the man's wealth, and he has longtime training and practices in terms of how to mask his actual wealth.

  2. Vanessa Bryant:

    She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request, she now wants to back charge me $96 per hour for supposedly working 12 hours a day for 18 years for watching her grandchildren. In reality, she only occasionally babysat my older girls when they were toddlers.

  3. Deshawn Yeldell:

    I’m thinking so far outside the box they're looking as if I was supposedly alien, but say don’t judge what you do not understand. -MillYentei

  4. Colonel William Prescott:

    Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.N.B. A lesser-known version of this quotation was supposedly said by Frederick the Great at Prague in 1757 By push of bayonets, no firing till you see the whites of their eyes.

  5. Chris Murphy:

    I really do worry that there is a quiet, unintentional message of endorsement that's sent when we do nothing or when all we do is talk, i think when there is not a collective condemnation with policy change from what is supposedly the world's greatest deliberative body that there are very quiet cues that are picked up by people who are contemplating the unthinkable in their mind.

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