reputed to

reputed to (someone or something)

1. Rumored, believed, or suspected to do, be, or have something. They are reputed to be developing a new medicine that could revolutionize cancer treatment in the future. He is reputed to have millions of dollars hidden in accounts and shell companies around the world.
2. Ascribed or attributed to someone or something. The quotation is often reputed to George Washington, but there is no evidence that this is actually the case. High-quality, intuitive products have always been reputed to the company, so it's no surprise that their latest device is such a joy to use.
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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.
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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.
Reputed to be one of the biggest military air show in the world, Royal International Air Tattoo Show features modern military and classic aircraft from the reputed air forces of the world.
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.
The well was a place of pilgrimage and its waters were reputed to cure warts, lameness, blindness, scurvy and rheumatism.
Epimenides is reputed to be the first to record the liar paradox (also called Epimenides' paradox), in which a sentence that is grammatically correct (such as "I am lying") can be logically nonsensical.
Lisa Eisner, the photographer and publisher whom is reputed to have a huge collection of vintage polyester '70s team skate threads as well as Sammy Davis Jr's personal wardrobe, appeared in Harper's Bazzar rag attired in same.