- by assuming reasonably; probably: Since he is a consistent winner, he is presumably a superior player.
Origin of presumably
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doubtless, likely, apparently.
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Examples from the Web for presumably
Presumably, had the deputies who pinned Saylor wore body cameras, video evidence would have helped determine what happened to him.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
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If they had passed, presumably mothers who drink during pregnancy could be charged with felonies.Court Says Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Isn’t a Crime
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The crowd inside the convention center is very white, fairly old, and presumably decently rich.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art
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Presumably with caroling, though presumably not with “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”Keep Christmas Commercialized!
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President Barack Obama, presumably, would be Mr. Spock, emotionally distant with a cold logic all his own.Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit
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We can only say that they will be different, and presumably loftier ones.Freeland
At least I possess the key of his flat, presumably with his permission.
She drew a long breath, presumably of relief, and moved a step forward.
Presumably, the Russian troops there had come from Ivangorod.
He presumably knew all the employees of his company by sight.The Film of Fear
- (sentence modifier) one presumes or supposes thatpresumably he won't see you, if you're leaving tomorrow
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Word Origin and History for presumably
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