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Capable of being presumed or taken for granted; reasonable as a supposition: presumable causes of the disaster.

pre·sum′a·bly adv.
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able to be presumed or taken for granted
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(prɪˈzu mə bəl)

capable of being presumed or taken for granted; probable.
pre•sum′a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.presumable - capable of being inferred on slight grounds
thinkable - capable of being conceived or imagined or considered
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Based on probability or presumption:
Idiom: taken for granted.
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And, not to speak of the highly presumable difference of contour between a young sucking whale and a full-grown Platonian Leviathan; yet, even in the case of one of those young sucking whales hoisted to a ship's deck, such is then the outlandish, eel-like, limbered, varying shape of him, that his precise expression the devil himself could not catch.
This would be the more likely to take place, as the delinquencies of the larger members might be expected sometimes to proceed from an ambitious premeditation in their rulers, with a view to getting rid of all external control upon their designs of personal aggrandizement; the better to effect which it is presumable they would tamper beforehand with leading individuals in the adjacent States.
"There's one thing, of course," I went on: "they mustn't, before she goes, see each other for three seconds." Then it came over me that, in spite of Flora's presumable sequestration from the instant of her return from the pool, it might already be too late.
As strangers in the land, it is presumable that they wisely and honorably avoided entangling themselves in the political contentions involved with it.
In the morning, sick and headachey from the gin, he crawled out to find the sun still in the sky and God presumable in heaven, for his hosts were alive and uninjured.
What happened to the money received for the land occupied by the previous bus station which was presumable owned by Cardiff council?
The situation around Iran further deteriorated after the June 13 incident in the Strait of Hormuz when two tankers caught fire after presumable attacks.
Instead, he concentrates on the uneasy ties between Nasser (Osama Alqess), a late-40s presumable widower, and his 16-year-old son, Waleed (Abdullah Alfahad).
'Zvidzai was not in the right mind, and courageously parked his vehicle and slept, presumable to drive it at the time when he is fit to do so,' said the magistrate.
Short study duration, small sample size, different dose of prebiotics, recruiting different patients, dissimilar biomarkers, and non-application of combination of biomarkers31 are propounded as presumable causes of finding inconsistent results.