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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpresumablypre‧su‧ma‧bly /prɪˈzjuːməbli $ -ˈzuː-/ ●●○ S3 W3 AWL adverb 🔊 🔊 THINK SO/NOT BE SUREused to say that you think something is probably true 🔊 It’s raining, which presumably means that your football match will be cancelled.[sentence adverb] 🔊 He’s dead now, presumably?
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presumablyIf the cap fitted Irving, presumably he could wear it.Presumably he's going to come back and get this stuff.This presumably involved the slitting of rolled plates into bars, these being converted into nail-rods.Several of the villagers disappeared, presumably killed by enemy soldiers.In the discussion below, the obstacles are located within the occupation where presumably sociologists can solve them.Both were presumably tenants as Charles Ballinger still owned the mill up to the 1850s.In the center of the photo is a tall, well-dressed woman - presumably the firm's boss.The audience hears the word so many times during the play that presumably they learn what it means if they didn't already know.Others that he signed presumably took less thought.The society that built Newgrange presumably used it for hundreds of years.Few women, presumably, would want to return to the assumptions on which the old system was based.
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