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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsupposedlysup‧pos‧ed‧ly /səˈpəʊzɪdli $ -ˈpoʊ-/ ●○○ adverb  SAYused when saying what many people say or believe is true, especially when you disagree with them How could a supposedly intelligent person be so stupid?[sentence adverb] Anne is coming for a visit in March, supposedly.
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supposedlyRichard was supposedly a tall, dark-eyed handsome man.He was supposedly delivering some papers to her but I think it was just an excuse to see her.Shugart was sued by Lerach the first time for supposedly expressing overly optimistic views to shareholders.During Soviet rule a man from a nearby village was lionised for supposedly living to 168.Later accounts held that the Druids made Stonehenge, where they supposedly practiced human sacrifice.We sat in the kitchen for several hours, supposedly praying for the dead, and then went into town.He has not been included on the shortlist of 18 hopefuls for this supposedly safe Tory seat.
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