Examples of presumably in a Sentence
presumably he's going on the trip for business reasons, but we have our doubts
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As the clock approached the end, the assistant's board announced there would be four additional minutes, with presumably the majority watching cursing that decision in the hope of hearing the full-time whistle sooner.
Republicans hope to pass major tax legislation using budget reconciliation, which only requires a simple majority vote — a presumably easier task given the party's slim majority.
In such cases, a woman would have had intercourse with two men, presumably at different times, Haig explained.
Don't grease those posts Miami put grease on the goal posts, presumably to prevent fans from tearing them down in the event of a RedHawks victory.
Humans arrived at about the same time, clearing forests and presumably hunting orangutans.
Five of the walls have some kind of structure on top, presumably designed to impede climbing or grappling.
The shooter paused several times, once for nearly a minute, presumably to reload.
Sherman played all 49 defensive snaps against the 49ers so presumably did not make the injury any worse.
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First Known Use of presumably
Synonymsevidently, ostensibly, ostensively, apparently, putatively, seemingly, supposedly
Related Wordsexternally, outwardly, visibly; believably, credibly; assumably, likely, presumedly, probably; conceivably, maybe, mayhap, perchance, perhaps, possibly, professedly, supposably; allegedly, purportedly, reportedly, reputedly; clearly, distinctly, manifestly, obviously, plainly, self-evidently; assuredly, positively, surely
Near Antonymsimplausibly, impossibly, improbably, incredibly
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