bruited about

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It was bruited about outside still, on the authority of what the great lackey had told some great noble whom he favored, in confidence, that M.
But the being cherished as a kind of plaything in my room, and the consciousness that this accomplishment of mine was bruited about among the boys, and attracted a good deal of notice to me though I was the youngest there, stimulated me to exertion.
The construction of an underground subway that would run from the country's only mall by the bay to a growing city in the northern suburbs of the metropolis was bruited about, to be financed by Japan's overseas development assistance fund.