[ adverb ] according to reports or other information


"she was reportedly his mistress for many years"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

During the election campaign , both candidates , Davis and Bush , reportedly received anonymous telephone_calls .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

They figured prominently in the Balafrej government of May , 1958 , which the King was reportedly determined to keep in office until elections could be held .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

The terms are fairly safe to use on this side of the ocean , but before you start spouting them to your date , it might be best to find_out if he was a member of Major_Pockmanster 's Delhi_Regiment , since resentment toward the natives was reportedly very high in_that outfit .