Definition of 'probably'
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You will probably have to use it for at least two to three weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your guess is probably as good as mine. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There was probably about eight people in there. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some individuals probably feel that pressure and responsibility too much. The Sun (2016)We probably ought to say things like this more often because referees deserve genuine respect. The Sun (2017)They probably love seeing her but they may be horrified at his lack of responsibility. The Sun (2016)He probably wants to party without his mum first. The Sun (2016)You will probably need to ask for an assessment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If anything, it will probably just make things worse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You'll probably find you last longer the second time around. The Sun (2016)Most people would probably benefit from paying for expert independent advice as well. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You probably still feel the need to talk about your husband to people who knew him. Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)It probably makes the commute more enjoyable as well. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You will probably pay far less if you wait a while. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They say he was probably not aiming at her. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You will probably find that more than one exposure looks acceptable. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)You have probably seen this visual effect looking down a straight road or railway line. Technology Basic Facts (1990)British buyers in country areas will probably need to hire a car when they get there. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is probably going to mean something to only half of you. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Since then she has probably used the centre three times in the last four or five months. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Most obese people probably just have an unhealthy attitude to food and do too little exercise. The Sun (2012)She is probably feeling sensitive and vulnerable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it probably would not make much difference. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The younger ones will probably be less nervous than the older players. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You probably will find it difficult to give your trust again. Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)They probably wanted to see the back of me. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As you will probably only want a few plants of each variety use the smallest pot size practical. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Continuing on can lead to what is termed "burn out "which will probably need medical help. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)It was probably good for me. The Sun (2011)You probably think you're sweet and kind and being buffeted by the storms of love. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's probably fair to say that. The Sun (2011)You'll probably want a touch more smoothness and sweetness though. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We think that's probably enough now. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'probably'
British English: probably /ˈprɒbəblɪ/ ADVERB
If you say that something is probably true, you think that it is likely to be true, although you are not sure.
You probably won't understand this word.
- American English: probably
- Arabic: عَلَى الأَرْجَح
- Brazilian Portuguese: provavelmente
- Chinese: 大概
- Croatian: vjerojatno
- Czech: pravděpodobně
- Danish: sandsynligvis
- Dutch: waarschijnlijk
- European Spanish: probablemente
- Finnish: luultavasti
- French: probablement
- German: wahrscheinlich
- Greek: πιθανώς
- Italian: probabilmente
- Japanese: 多分
- Korean: 필시
- Norwegian: sannsynligvis
- Polish: prawdopodobnie
- European Portuguese: provavelmente
- Romanian: probabil
- Russian: вероятно
- Spanish: probablemente
- Swedish: antagligen
- Thai: อย่างน่าจะเป็นไปได้
- Turkish: olasılıkla
- Ukrainian: можливо
- Vietnamese: có thể
Definition of probably from the Collins English Dictionary
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