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sentence adverb Used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof.‘he was allegedly a leading participant in the coup attempt’as submodifier ‘allegedly obscene material’
reportedly, supposedly, reputedly, purportedly, ostensibly, apparently, by all accounts, so the story goes, putatively, presumedly, presumably, assumedly, declaredly, avowedlyView synonyms
- ‘A haul of allegedly smuggled goods was catalogued and taken away for further examination.’
- ‘This island is allegedly full of monsters, but not one person we know has been taken.’
- ‘Now that I am allegedly a grown up I don't actually use a scrapbook for my holiday journal.’
- ‘The court previously heard how the four men had allegedly been involved in a fight in a West End car park in August.’
- ‘She said the club was still open at the time, allegedly for a private party.’
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