Examples of likelihood in a Sentence
There is a strong likelihood that he will be reelected.
the weatherman on TV said that the likelihood of rain today was fairly high
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So if Facebook creates, say, a red wine category, people increase their likelihood of being included in it by engaging with Facebook pages dedicated to the topic.
To reduce the likelihood of flooding to a more tolerable 1 in 10 chance over a 30-year mortgage, structures need to be above the height of the 285-year flood.
So fiscal and monetary policy would have to be closely co-ordinated—amounting, in all likelihood, to a loss of central-bank autonomy.
This reduces the likelihood of transmission of the virus to others.
Better understanding the likelihood of tsunami-generating earthquakes on the offshore plate boundaries is critically important.
But everyone understands that its failure will drastically reduce the likelihood of making any conservative changes to Obamacare for the foreseeable future.
Apart from convincing prospective mates to share a romantic moment, such offerings can strengthen the female after mating and sometimes even lessen her likelihood to mate with others.
Naturally, the president went to the Trump National Golf Club just outside of DC to play a few rounds, and on his way back to The District, his motorcade passed by a cyclist who, in all likelihood, is not a Trump supporter.
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Antonymsimprobability, unlikelihood, unlikeliness
Related Wordscredibility, plausibility, plausibleness; feasibility, feasibleness, possibility, potentiality, reasonability, reasonableness, viability
Near Antonymsdoubtfulness, dubiousness; impracticability, impracticality; implausibility, incredibility, incredibleness
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