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prob·a·bly

 (prŏb′ə-blē)
adv.
Most likely; presumably.

probably

(ˈprɒbəblɪ)
adv
(sentence modifier; not used with a negative or in a question) in all likelihood or probability: I'll probably see you tomorrow.
sentence substitute
I believe such a thing or situation may be the case

prob•a•bly

(ˈprɒb ə bli)

adv.
in all likelihood; very likely.
[1525–35]

probably

You use probably to say that a statement is very likely to be true.

  • With a verb phrase consisting of an auxiliary verb and a main verb, put probably after the auxiliary verb. For example, say 'He will probably come soon'. Don't say 'He probably will come soon'.
He's probably left by now.
Chaucer was probably born here.
  • If you are using more than one auxiliary verb, put probably after the first auxiliary verb.
Next year I will probably be looking for a job.
They've probably been asked to leave.
  • When there is no auxiliary verb, put probably in front of the verb unless the verb is be.
He probably misses the children.
She probably feels sorry for you.
  • If the verb is be, put probably after it.
You're probably right.
He is probably a businessman.
  • In a negative sentence, if you are using a contraction such as won't or can't, you put probably in front of the contraction.
They probably won't help.
They probably don't want you to go.
  • You can also put probably at the beginning of a clause.
Probably it was just my imagination.
Hundreds of people were killed, and probably thousands more injured.

Be Careful!
Don't put probably at the end of a clause. For example, don't say 'They won't help probably'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.probably - with considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"
2.probably - easy to believe on the basis of available evidence; "he talked plausibly before the committee"; "he will probably win the election"

probably

adverb likely, perhaps, maybe, possibly, presumably, most likely, doubtless, in all probability, in all likelihood, perchance (archaic), as likely as not They probably won't make this plan public until July.
Translations
ربّما، من المُحْتَمَلعَلَى الأَرْجَح
pravděpodobně
sandsynligvis
luultavasti
vjerojatno
valószínűleg
líklega
多分
필시
verjetno
antagligenförmodligensannolikttroligen
อย่างน่าจะเป็นไปได้
có thể

probably

[ˈprɒbəblɪ] ADVprobablemente
she probably forgotse habrá olvidado, seguramente se ha olvidado, probablemente se haya olvidado
he will probably comees probable que venga
probably notpuede que no, quizá no
very probably, butes muy posible or bien puede ser, pero ...

probably

[ˈprɒbəbli] advprobablement
Probably → Probablement.
Probably not → Probablement pas.

probably

advwahrscheinlich; very probably, but …sehr wahrscheinlich, aber …; most probably, more probably than nothöchstwahrscheinlich; probably notwahrscheinlich nicht

probably

[ˈprɒbəblɪ] advprobabilmente

probable

(ˈprobəbl) adjective
that may be expected to happen or be true; likely. the probable result; Such an event is possible but not probable.
ˈprobably adverb
I'll probably telephone you this evening.
probaˈbilityplural probaˈbilities noun
1. the state or fact of being probable; likelihood. There isn't much probability of that happening.
2. an event, result etc that is probable. Let's consider the probabilities.
in all probability
most probably; most likely.

probably

عَلَى الأَرْجَح pravděpodobně sandsynligvis wahrscheinlich πιθανώς probablemente luultavasti probablement vjerojatno probabilmente 多分 필시 waarschijnlijk sannsynligvis prawdopodobnie provavelmente вероятно antagligen อย่างน่าจะเป็นไปได้ olasılıkla có thể 大概

probably

adv probablemente
References in classic literature ?
The doctor had been in to say that some change, for better or worse, would probably take place about midnight, at which time he would return.
That is, I won't let him know that I know," said Ned to himself, "though he is probably as well aware of the situation as I am.
Probably by that time I had crossed so many rivers that I was dull to them.
Her older sister, Margaret, was matronly and dignified, probably from having assumed matronly and housewifely responsibilities too early in life, their mother having died when they were quite young, Margaret was not effusive; she was practical.
It would be in vain; and answered, most probably, by an ejaculation.
As soon as General Clark, then at the Falls of the Ohio, who was ever our ready friend, and merits the love and gratitude of all his country-men, understood the circumstances of this unfortunate action, he ordered an expedition, with all possible haste, to pursue the savages, which was so expeditiously effected, that we overtook them within two miles of their towns, and probably might have obtained a great victory, had not two of their number met us about two hundred poles before we come up.
It contained a contribution to their board in the shape of a silver spoon and battered silver mug, which Jessie chose to facetiously consider as an affecting reminiscence of the youthful Kearney's christening days--which it probably was.
Endowed with commonsense, as massive and hard as blocks of granite, fastened together by stern rigidity of purpose, as with iron clamps, he followed out his original design, probably without so much as imagining an objection to it.
Driving at that hour, on a lovely day, through a country to which the summer sweetness seemed to offer me a friendly welcome, my fortitude mounted afresh and, as we turned into the avenue, encountered a reprieve that was probably but a proof of the point to which it had sunk.
As they are both remarkable-looking people, the strangers who may have assisted them on their travels have probably not forgotten them yet.
The poor girl had gone scarlet, scarlet as the petticoat which I was sure WAS hers, with probably a fellow at the moment keeping warm her buxom figure.
The most perfect specimen is that upon the island of Mousa, near to the mainland of Zetland, which is probably in the same state as when inhabited.