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reputed -- as in: reputed to be
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  • He is reputed to be intelligent
  • In fifth grade, I went out with K-5, widely reputed to be the nastiest girl in school because she always seemed to be the one who started lice outbreaks. and she kissed me on the lips out of nowhere during recess one day while I was trying to read Huck Finn in the sandbox, and that was my first kiss, and later that day she dumped me because boys were gross.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • I vaguely recognized her as new, a reputed troublemaker up in the Rooms.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Do you know he’s reputed to be one of the biggest drug dealers in all of South Alabama?
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • I discovered that, although wolves reputedly devour several hundred people in the Arctic Zone every year, they will always refrain from attacking a pregnant Eskimo.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I had wished to make my own family, and if by necessity the single-parent kind then at least one that would soon be well reputed and happily known, the Hatas of Bedley Run.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She was reputed to have the best garden on the island, and other residents went to her for advice about the best time for planting and harvesting.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • His reputed crime, very much resembling that of Artiste, had been so classic as to take on the outlines of a grotesque cliché: he had ogled, or molested, or otherwise interfered with (actual offense never made clear, though falling short of rape) the simpleton daughter, named Lula—another cliché! but true: Lula’s woebegone and rabbity face had sulked from the pages of six metropolitan newspapers—of a crossroads storekeeper, who had instigated immediate action by an outraged daddy’s…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Certainly, as he had himself owned, the reputed son of Major Cavalcanti was a wilful fellow.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • We passed the famous Shah Faisal Mosque on the way there, reputedly the biggest mosque in the world, with its giant concrete girders and soaring minarets.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • The Chinese are reputed to have invented rocketry.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • At the moment when the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale thus communed with himself, and struck his forehead with his hand, old Mistress Hibbins, the reputed witch-lady, is said to have been passing by.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The reforming party cordially welcomed and courted him, in the first place because he was reputed to be clever and very well read, and secondly because by liberating his serfs he had obtained the reputation of being a liberal.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There were some that shook their heads and thought this was too much of a good thing; it seemed unfair that anyone should possess (apparently) perpetual youth as well as (reputedly) inexhaustible wealth.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • O my Antonio, I do know of these That therefore only are reputed wise For saying nothing; when, I am very sure, If they should speak, would almost damn those ears Which, hearing them, would call their brothers fools.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • It was the cleanest image of war I had ever seen; even the Air Force, reputedly so high above the infantry’s mud, was stained with axle grease by comparison, and the Navy was vulnerable to scurvy.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • He was sometimes uproarious and was reputed to be of great physical strength.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • In those trunks are reputed to be the Purist Documents—thousands of pages of unaltered, preConstantine documents, written by the early followers of Jesus, revering Him as a wholly human teacher and prophet.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A sergeant of the English Guards, the foremost boxer in England, reputed invulnerable by his companions, had been killed there by a little French drummer-boy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In a bizarre twist, Hagrid is reputed to have developed a close friendship with the boy who brought around You-Know-Who’s fall from power — thereby driving Hagrid’s own mother, like the rest of You-Know-Who’s supporters, into hiding.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Besides, this idea of Jonah’s weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honour of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a liar.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Not only to spite the Empire or because theDragon Wing is reputed to be the fastest square-rigged ship of her tonnage, but because she’s already fully provisioned for a long voyage.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • They were not much more than acquaintances as yet but Jimmy found great pleasure in the society of one who had seen so much of the world and was reputed to own some of the biggest hotels in France.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I should have replied that Love was commonly reputed blind, but for the reason that I always was restrained—and this was not the least of my miseries—by a feeling that it was ungenerous to press myself upon her, when she knew that she could not choose but obey Miss Havisham.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He was an old bird, reputed to be fifty years old, and he had lived a ribald life and acquired the vigorous speech of a ship’s fo’c’sle.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Since our weapons made no sound when they went off, they would have only a moderate effect on these islanders, who reputedly respect nothing but noisy mechanisms.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • With a dowry it was perhaps possible she might marry again; without it no man would look at her, no longer a virgin and reputedly barren.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • On being made acquainted with the present Mr. Darcy’s treatment of him, she tried to remember some of that gentleman’s reputed disposition when quite a lad which might agree with it, and was confident at last that she recollected having heard Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy formerly spoken of as a very proud, ill-natured boy.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The great difference is, that the table and chair cannot feel, and the man can; for even a legal enactment that he shall be "taken, reputed, adjudged in law, to be a chattel personal," cannot blot out his soul, with its own private little world of memories, hopes, loves, fears, and desires.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • She’s taken it on herself to fight and now she’s on the blacklist and reputed to be a troublemaker.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • And Frank began the catalogue of the young man’s reputed extravagances.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Was reputed to have money put by.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Fauji cement was reputed to be reasonable and not too adulterated with additives to crumble in Himalayan weather.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Before this boy, who was reputed to be a great scholar, and was very good-looking, and at least half-a-dozen years my senior, I was carried as before a magistrate.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I grant I am a woman; but withal A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife: I grant I am a woman; but withal A woman well reputed, Cato’s daughter.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • "Athens is like a sluggish horse," he is reputed to have said, "and I am the gadfly trying to sting it into life."
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • My father had been heard to sum up his opinion by declaring that if Angus had any principles they were of such infinite width as to be a menace to the rectitude of the neighbourhood; to which Angus was reputed to have replied that Joseph Strorm was a flinty-souled pedant, and bigoted well beyond reason.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • As he lay thinking and planning, he presently began to reason thus: The boy would escape from the ruffian, his reputed father, if possible; would he go back to London and seek his former haunts?
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • In addition to all these I can remember that Faustina O’brien came there at least once and the Baedeker girls and young Brewer, who had his nose shot off in the war, and Mr. Albrucksburger and Miss Haag, his fiancee, and Ardita Fitz-Peters and Mr. P. Jewett, once head of the American Legion, and Miss Claudia Hip, with a man reputed to be her chauffeur, and a prince of something, whom we called Duke, and whose name, if I ever knew it, I have forgotten.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The present King of Spain would not have undertaken or conquered in so many enterprises if he had been reputed liberal.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • In neither case did the honor of the magistracy sustain any injury; for it is far better that a judge should be reputed imbecile or profound than deaf.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Also Accusations upon Torture, are not to be reputed as Testimonies.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The suddenness of her reputed illness, the absence of her daughter, and probably of her other children, at the time—all favoured the supposition of her imprisonment.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Then there were stuffed birds, popinjays, and maggot-pies and kingfishers, and peacocks with all their feathers but two, and tiny birds like beetles, and a reputed phoenix which smelt of incense and cinnamon.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • After the reputed wizard’s death, his humble homestead had fallen an easy spoil into Colonel Pyncheon’s grasp.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • It could be spoiled, he knew that but in spite of the reputed fragility of the creative act, it had always been the single toughest thing, the most abiding thing, in his life , nothing had ever been able to pollute that crazy well of dreams: no drink, no drug, no pain.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Yea, but so I am apt to do myself wrong; I am not so reputed: it is the base though bitter disposition of Beatrice that puts the world into her person, and so gives me out.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • If they hadn’t been wearing halos, they could have been a young couple up near Constanza where the campesinos are reputed to be very white.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Ay, my good lord, I know the gentleman To be of worth and worthy estimation, And not without desert so well reputed.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • He was reputed to be a hypochondriac and a deeply paranoid, frustrated man.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
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