understandably

adverb
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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The Detroit Tigers understandably were high on former Hagerty High School outfielder Riley Greene after selecting him fifth overall in the amateur baseball draft this month. Stephen Ruiz, orlandosentinel.com, "Hagerty’s Riley Greene dazzles in pro debut for Tigers with 2 homers, including grand slam," 25 June 2019 Chris and Morgane Stapleton are (understandably) very private about their children. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chris Stapleton Just Made a Rare Red Carpet Appearance With His Kids," 23 June 2019 Sport: Basketball Earnings: $34.6m As one of the finest players in the NBA, Anthony Davis is understandably one of the league's top earners. SI.com, "The 100 Highest Paid Athletes in the World," 17 June 2019 These laws tend to go on the books because people understandably are frightened. Washington Post, "Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters," 16 June 2019 These laws tend to go on the books because people understandably are frightened. al.com, "‘Chemical castration,’ authorized by new Alabama law, rarely used in other states," 16 June 2019 Guidance from the government was a bit slow (and understandably so) to arrive initially. Chetan Vagholkar, Houston Chronicle, "Tax reform an opportunity for tax professionals," 5 June 2019 And understandably so, because the massive float allowed you to take the party from the beach or the backyard into the water. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "FUNBOY's New Giant Rainbow Cloud Island Seats 6 And Is A Dream Come True," 13 Mar. 2019 Since little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor arrived on May 6, Meghan Markle has (very understandably) stayed out of the limelight. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle May Soon Make Her Second Public Appearance Since Baby Archie's Birth," 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of understandably

circa 1921, in the meaning defined above

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