un·​der·​stand·​ably | \ ˌən-dər-ˈstan-də-blē How to pronounce understandably (audio) \

Definition of understandably

: as can be easily understood : for understandable reasons is understandably nervous

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While that car is owned by Mercedes-Benz and will likely never be released into the general population, BaT understandably leapt at the opportunity to acquire this similar car. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "Bring a Trailer Goes Posh as Auction Site Starts “White Glove” Service by Selling Its Own Mercedes Gullwing at No Reserve," 17 May 2019 The tumultuous turn of events had fans (understandably) freaking out. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "That ‘New Amsterdam’ Finale Crash Was So Intense and People Are Not Okay," 15 May 2019 Molly Kang and Denise Jin, founders of direct-to-consumer bridal brand Floravere, were understandably excited about the film. Emily Farra, Vogue, "This Bridal Brand Is Celebrating the Crazy Rich Asians Premiere With a Red Wedding Dress," 15 Aug. 2018 As a stealthy, high-tech jet packed with the latest technology, the U.S. Air Force is understandably reticent about allowing the outside world a glimpse of the cockpit controls. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Look Inside the Cockpit of a B-2 Bomber for the First Time," 29 Apr. 2019 With all of #NBATwitter examining the evidence, Colangelo understandably felt a little attacked. The Heat Index, azcentral, "Twitter reacts to story on former Suns GM Bryan Colangelo's possible burner accounts," 30 May 2018 The Cherokee, like other Indian tribes, understandably felt ill-used by the whites. H.w. Brands, WSJ, "The Cherokee vs. the Cherokee," 5 Apr. 2018 Women in film, television, and digital video (me) can understandably feel like the odds are stacked against us. Emily Geraghty, Glamour, "This is Why You Don’t See More Women Behind the Camera," 3 Mar. 2018 In September of 2017, it was announced the Beyoncé had created a cap for curly hair in her Ivy Park collection, and Rolle understandably felt a personal blow. Emily L. Foley, Allure, "Introducing the Tress Cap, a Baseball Hat Specifically Designed for Curly Hair," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of understandably

circa 1921, in the meaning defined above

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