Definition of apocryphally in English:

apocryphally

adverb

  • See apocryphal

    • ‘Time to announce the year's top 10 headlines which may, apocryphally, have appeared in the Irish Times.’
    • ‘There was famously, possibly apocryphally, a public school classics master who took early retirement to go and become a Masai wife.’
    • ‘This was no ordinary revolt, as the Duke is reputed, perhaps apocryphally, to have told Louis XVI.’
    • ‘In 1604 he demonstrated that unequal weights drop with equal velocity, an observation apocryphally said to be based on the dropping of weights from the leaning Tower of Pisa.’
    • ‘As you remember, Mrs. Nixon famously - perhaps apocryphally - drew a blank when Steinem asked her about what made her happy.’