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used in 1984 by Orwell

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to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • Nor did one know what became of them, apart from the few who were hanged as war-criminals: the others simply vanished, presumably into forced-labour camps.
    p. 116.5
presumably = probably

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ably" is a combination of the suffixes "-able" and "-ly". It means in a manner that is capable of being. This is the same pattern you see in words like agreeably, favorably, and comfortably.)
  • Presumably — since he had sometimes seen her with oily hands and carrying a spanner she had some mechanical job on one of the novel-writing machines.
    p. 10.0
  • Presumably she had been changed on to a later shift.
    p. 111.1
  • Soon he was within arm's length of the girl, but the way was blocked by an enormous prole and an almost equally enormous woman, presumably his wife, who seemed to form an impenetrable wall of flesh.
    p. 114.8
  • Presumably she could be trusted to find a safe place.
    p. 117.5
  • You are young, so presumably you're more afraid of it than I am.
    p. 136.1
  • Presumably he was in the Ministry of Love, but there was no way of making certain.
    p. 225.0

There are no more uses of "presumption" in 1984 by Orwell.

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