reputed to

reputed to

thought to do, be, or have someone or something. My boss is reputed to have cancer. My neighbor was reputed to have been a spy during the war.
References in classic literature ?
But about the wicked there is another strain; they bury them in a slough in Hades, and make them carry water in a sieve; also while they are yet living they bring them to infamy, and inflict upon them the punishments which Glaucon described as the portion of the just who are reputed to be unjust; nothing else does their invention supply.
The doctor, however, had much the larger share of learning, and was by many reputed to have the better understanding.
The reforming party cordially welcomed and courted him, 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.
He experimentised on five forms, which are commonly reputed to be varieties, and which he tested by the severest trial, namely, by reciprocal crosses, and he found their mongrel offspring perfectly fertile.
He had a frame seasoned to toils and hardships; a spirit not to be intimidated, and was reputed to be a "remarkable shot;" which of itself was sufficient to give him renown upon the frontier.
The old gentleman is rusty to look at, but is reputed to have made good thrift out of aristocratic marriage settlements and aristocratic wills, and to be very rich.
I could not believe that any enlightened military nation, such as the ancient English are reputed to have been, would have voluntarily so deserted an exposed coast and an excellent harbor to the mercies of an enemy.
John Pendleton, wealthy, independent, morose, reputed to be miserly and supremely selfish, to adopt a little boy--and such a little boy?
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.
A Worcestershire company, whose manufacturing facility is reputed to be the oldest factory in the world, is the August winner of The Birmingham Post Business Award.
Reputed to be on the auction block are such skate collectibles as Russ Howell's prototype Grentec model (no joke), Tommy Curren's first board, a NoCaster Fender guitar, the wedding book made by Michael "KOP" Jackson for diva Elizabeth Taylor's wedding at Neverland Ranch and Colonel Kilgore's surf cue from the film Apocalypse Now.
nCybi is reputed to have settled in this part of Wales around the middle of the 6th century.
This place features such morsels as beef on the bone, Corsican cheese, and little sausages known as andouillettes, all of which are quite well known to anyone who likes traditional French food (a group reputed to include much of the French populace), and all of which have been regulated off Europe's dinner tables in recent years by the European Union's zero-risk food rules.
Broderick and Crawford are reputed to be members of the Nazi Low Riders, a white supremacist prison gang that surfaced in the early 1990s in Orange County and has spread throughout Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks extremist groups.
Naturally derived from kudzu vines and part of a Chinese herbal treatment reputed to prevent alcoholism, the chemical daidzin may prove a poent drug to combat alcohol abuse.