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rumoured

verb
     
ru‧moured British English ; rumored American English

be rumoured

if something is rumoured to be true, people are saying secretly or unofficially that it may be true [↪ alleged]
it is rumoured that
It was rumoured that Johnson had been poisoned.
be rumoured to be something
She was rumoured to be a millionaire.
a young man widely rumoured to be her lover

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