Definition of probably in English:



  • sentence adverb Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.

    ‘she would probably never see him again’
    ‘‘A bomb, do you think?’ ‘Probably.’’
    • ‘You probably have more of these in your house than you'll be able to use in the next decade.’
    • ‘This is probably the least funny of the discworld series, but it is still a good read.’
    • ‘Which is probably why she ignored it when it hit her on the back of the head during the second half.’
    • ‘It would probably be truer to say that he would be the first openly gay Prime Minister.’
    • ‘Plus the fact that I think my spoken French is probably worse now than it was a year ago.’
    • ‘They probably recognized that they were not up to the task of running a modern state.’
    • ‘Furthermore, as much as it sticks in my throat to say so, he has probably got it right.’
    • ‘My legs were about to give way on me, my throat was dry and my eyes were probably the size of saucers.’
    • ‘I did enjoy it somewhat and will probably go back at some point to see the rest of the museum.’
    • ‘There are probably four areas in these islands where rugby is the game of the people.’
    • ‘The worst is probably over so the best policy is to sit tight and wait for the market to recover.’
    • ‘I should probably do one myself and put it in the same envelope and see how right I was.’
    • ‘It was probably about five seconds into the journey that a grin broke across my face.’
    • ‘The fact that he's moving to Japan in a few months is probably at least half the draw.’
    • ‘In fact, most of them probably aren't even aware that there is a field in front of them.’
    • ‘Hate to break it you, but there was probably a little more to all of this than you guys realise.’
    • ‘He had loved him more, probably, than anyone else in his life, and now it was at an end.’
    • ‘The problem is that such an action would probably be in breach of their human rights.’
    • ‘It seems to have been done up a bit better though, so ours is probably a bit cheaper.’
    • ‘They will probably consider it a holiday, but it is unlikely to feel like much of one.’
    in all likelihood, in all probability, as likely as not, very likely, most likely, likely, as like as not, ten to one, the chances are, doubtless, no doubt, all things considered, taking all things into consideration, all things being equal, possibly, perhaps, maybe, it may be, presumably, on the face of it, apparently
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