supposedly


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sup·posed

 (sə-pōzd′)
adj.
1. (also sə-pō′zĭd) Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence: a supposed spy; the supposed decline of culture.
2. (also sə-pōst′) Intended: medication that is supposed to relieve pain.
3. (also sə-pōst′)
a. Required: He is supposed to go to the store.
b. Permitted: We are not supposed to smoke here.
c. Firmly believed; expected: You're supposed to be my friend.

sup·pos′ed·ly (-pō′zĭd-lē) adv.
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Adv.1.supposedly - believed or reputed to be the case
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supposedly

adverb presumably, allegedly, ostensibly, theoretically, by all accounts, purportedly, avowedly, hypothetically, at a guess, professedly He was more of a victim than any of the women he supposedly offended.
really, actually, in fact, surely, certainly, truly, absolutely, undoubtedly, without a doubt, in actuality
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Translations
údajně
efter sigende
ilmeisesti
navodno
állítólag
おそらく
아마
förmodligen
ตามที่สมมุติ
cho là

supposedly

[səˈpəʊzɪdlɪ] ADVsupuestamente
he had supposedly gone to Scotlandsegún se suponía había ido a Escocia, supuestamente había ido a Escocia
the supposedly brave James Bondel James Bond que se suponía tan valiente
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supposedly

[səˈpəʊzɪdli] advsoi-disant
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supposedly

advangeblich; the atom was supposedly indivisibledas Atom galt als unteilbar
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supposedly

[səˈpəʊzɪdlɪ] adv (presumably) → presumibilmente; (seemingly) → apparentemente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

supposedly

عَلى إِفْتِرَاض údajně efter sigende angeblich υποθετικά supuestamente ilmeisesti supposément navodno presumibilmente おそらく 아마 zogenaamd antagelig przypuszczalnie supostamente предположительно förmodligen ตามที่สมมุติ varsayalım ki cho là 据称
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References in classic literature ?
That was evident, but perhaps that would not have been the case in a supposedly rigidly parabolical trajectory-- a new problem which tormented Barbicane's brain, imprisoned as he was in a circle of unknowns which he could not unravel.
(6) Demeter chooses the lowlier seat, supposedly as being more suitable to her assumed condition, but really because in her sorrow she refuses all comforts.
As the incubator had been placed far north of their own territory in a supposedly uninhabited and unfrequented area, we had before us a tremendous journey, concerning which I, of course, knew nothing.
It was decided that Frecoult and his party should remain several days, or until they were thoroughly rested, when Lord Greystoke would furnish guides to lead them safely back into country with which Frecoult's head man was supposedly familiar.
He reviewed his friends' marriages-- the supposedly happy ones--and saw none that answered, even remotely, to the passionate and tender comradeship which he pictured as his permanent relation with May Welland.
As is the custom upon Barsoom there were thirty-one, supposedly selected by lot from men of the noble class, for nobles were on trial.
Since Virginia had come to the long-house after her rescue from the ourang outangs, supposedly by von Horn, Rajah Muda Saffir had kept very much out of sight, for he knew that should the girl see him she would recognize him as the man who had stolen her from the Ithaca.
These were the only reptiles I had ever seen upon Barsoom, but I knew from their similarity to the fossilized remains of supposedly extinct species I had seen in the museums of Helium that they comprised many of the known prehistoric reptilian genera, as well as others undiscovered.
At three o'clock, while the Ancient Mariner supposedly drowned in his room, and while Captain Doane, Grimshaw, and half the watch on deck clustered at the mast-heads to try to raise the Lion's Head from out the sapphire sea, Dag Daughtry dropped down the ladder of the open hatchway into the main hold.
It partly inherited from them the formless mixture of farcical humor with historical or supposedly historical fact which it shared with other plays of the time, and sometimes also an unusually reckless disregard of unity of action, time, and place.
'The PSE received information that an unauthorized investment solicitation supposedly from the Philippine Stock Exchange Inc.
It's well known that David Bowie was a huge fan of the show, and Cillian Murphy supposedly sent him a flat cap.