almost a certainty


: nearly certain or definite
His victory in the election is almost a certainty.

Examples of almost a certainty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With a Jets loss almost a certainty, patrons ran up their bar tabs to the max. Mark Heim |, al, 12 Sep. 2023 That’s almost a certainty at LSU, no matter the coach. USA TODAY, 5 May 2023 The trial is moving slowly, unlike usually swift proceedings for high-profile political activists, with guilty verdicts almost a certainty. Dasha Litvinova, ajc, 3 June 2023 But perhaps the public shouldn’t get their hopes up - the likelihood of extraterrestrial life is, according to astrobiologists, almost a certainty - but there is no evidence that extraterrestrial life has visited Earth, or even has the ability (or motivation) to do so. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 17 May 2021 That’s almost a certainty at LSU, no matter the coach. USA TODAY, 5 May 2023 The large reservoir of viruses in bats means that another coronavirus emerging that can infect humans is almost a certainty. Leah Rosenbaum, Forbes, 4 May 2021 That Alabama team could look different from the one who’ll be in New Orleans as NFL opt-outs are almost a certainty. Michael Casagrande |, al, 4 Dec. 2022 Deubler said a designation to Florence is almost a certainty unless the judge recommends otherwise. Matthew Barakat, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Aug. 2022

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“Almost a certainty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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