presumably

[pri-zoo-muh-blee]
adverb
by assuming reasonably; probably: Since he is a consistent winner, he is presumably a superior player.

Origin:
1640–50; presumable + -ly


doubtless, likely, apparently.
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presumably (prɪˈzjuːməblɪ)
 
adv
(sentence modifier) one presumes or supposes that: presumably he won't see you, if you're leaving tomorrow

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Example sentences
Presumably a diplomatic officer is under as strict discipline as an army
  officer.
If the allegation holds up, next comes a presumably deep investigation.
It presumably gets difficult if you're talking to people from different castes
  at the same time.
Frog toxins engage the nose and make them thoroughly unappetizing to humans,
  and presumably predators as well.
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