Definitions

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  • adverb As can be supported or proven by sound logical deduction, evidence, and precedent.

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  • adverb as can be shown by argument

Etymologies

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From arguable +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • The label arguably mislead Z into concluding that there was a greater similarity among self-identified people than there is, and the label arguably complicated this resolution.

    Why I Don’t Call Myself An Equalist

  • Though Carter's presidency was marked by several major crises, the final year of his term arguably was his worst.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • He entered a sunbathed Centre Court with his hopes of winning the title arguably boosted already by the demise of six-time champion Roger Federer against Tomas Berdych in the preceding match, and Centre Court was still buzzing in the aftermath.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Though Carter's presidency was marked by several major crises, the final year of his term arguably was his worst.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Judge Leon then ran though al-Ginco's claims -- of his short and unwilling attendance at the training camp, and his subsequent torture (which he described as arguably "barbaric") and imprisonment at the hands of al-Qaeda and the Taliban -- and noted that he "contends, in essence, that even if he had a prior arrangement with al-Qaeda or the Taliban in 2000, his subsequent torture and imprisonment for eighteen months vitiates that relationship to such a degree that he no longer was 'part of' al-Qaeda or the Taliban when he was taken in custody in 2002."

    Andy Worthington: Judge Orders Release from Guantanamo of Al-Qaeda Torture Victim

  • He covered various outdoors angles for the Post (in arguably the most outdoorsy major metro market in America) since 1966.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • The “Third Way” ism that emerged in the 1990s holds to none of these, and it arguably is dominant within center-left parties in Europe, especially in the U. K and Germany.

    Matthew Yglesias » Is The Left in Crisis?

  • A 10-year resident in arguably the most diverse ward in the city, Morgan has been out knocking on doors and getting a good reception from residents, whom he said have expressed dissatisfaction with Graham.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 12, 2010

  • No matter who he chooses, Obama will continue to break new ground, or at least help bolster some of the low numbers of people of certain arguably underrepresented backgrounds on the current Court.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Obama’s Diverse Shortlist

  • The idea that the federal government could use its commerce clause authority to require individuals to enter into a certain kind of business transaction or buy a certain kind of product arguably is a new issue.

    Matthew Yglesias » Constitutional Objections to Health Reform

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