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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 two gentlemen did indeed somewhat differ in opinion concerning the objects of this sublime virtue; by which Thwackum would probably have destroyed one half of mankind, and Square the other half.
Eighthly, a tooth of a Pachydermatous animal, probably the same with the Macrauchenia, a huge beast with a long neck like a camel, which I shall also refer to again.
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.
Now, when I saw that mysterious petticoat, and realised that its wearer would probably be pretty and young and generally charming, and that probably her name was somewhere on the waistband, the spirit of whim rejoiced within me.
2} The original use of the footstool was probably less to rest the feet than to keep them (especially when bare) from a floor which was often wet and dirty.
As they are both remarkable-looking people, the strangers who may have assisted them on their travels have probably not forgotten them yet.
The principles of definition, the law of contradiction, the fallacy of arguing in a circle, the distinction between the essence and accidents of a thing or notion, between means and ends, between causes and conditions; also the division of the mind into the rational, concupiscent, and irascible elements, or of pleasures and desires into necessary and unnecessary-- these and other great forms of thought are all of them to be found in the Republic, and were probably first invented by Plato.
Probably you think it is nothing to me that you should behave so badly; probably you do not realise what you have made me suffer.
Besides, they could not help thinking that their sister Aglaya probably knew more about the whole matter than both they and their mother put together.
The wind could do it if the ground was made soft by the rain; and that was probably what did it," suggested Tom.
They probably despised her already; how much more they would despise her in the character of a mendicant
These modifications will no doubt affect, through the laws of correlation, the structure of the adult; and probably in the case of those insects which live only for a few hours, and which never feed, a large part of their structure is merely the correlated result of successive changes in the structure of their larvae.