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It is rumoured:‘they say he's ruthless and unscrupulous’
be reported, be thought, be believed, be alleged, be rumoured, be reputed, be put aboutbe described, be assertedapparently, seemingly, it seems that, it appears that, by all accounts, rumour has it, the rumour isView synonyms
- ‘Like they say, there are stranger things in heaven and earth than we can imagine.’
- ‘But all good things come to those who wait, so they say, and now that wait is over.’
- ‘As they say, you can take the girl out of India but you can't take India out of the girl.’
- ‘Both have company pensions, but buying abroad is something anyone can do, they say.’
- ‘Undoubtedly, they say, new technology will mean big changes in the ways films are watched and made.’
- ‘It's true what they say, a little adversity can turn a city of strangers into a small town.’
- ‘A room either has style or it doesn't and they say you either have style or you don't.’
- ‘Somewhere in the world, so they say, there's a perfect love match for everyone.’
- ‘Well you know what they say about some people having more money than sense.’
- ‘Cultural neglect, they say, reflects social neglect, and it becomes a vicious circle.’
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