more than likely

idiom

1
: very probable or likely
It's more than likely that this problem will occur again.
2
: more likely than not : probably
She will more than likely not get the job.

Examples of more than likely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forecasters are monitoring the development of one and potentially two tropical systems over what have been record warm waters between the Caribbean and West Africa, and the National Hurricane Center is forecasting the first will more than likely grow into Hurricane Bret. USA TODAY, 20 June 2023 These books might have been published this year, but more than likely not. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2023 Making an early withdrawal will more than likely incur a steep penalty. Ivana Pino, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2023 This will provide you with a broader perspective for understanding your client, as your employees will more than likely be privy to client satisfaction issues on different levels, such as payment, product development, service, etc. • Market research surveys. Cindy Kosor, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Most are unlikely to erupt again, but a new volcanic field is more than likely to form in this area in the future. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 27 June 2022 But more than likely Lockwood will be the only tight end in this class come signing day. Stephen Means, cleveland, 4 June 2022 Ted Cruz of Texas and Rick Scott of Florida come from states that Trump won twice and are more than likely to be red next year as well. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 18 Feb. 2023 Ten Hag knows this and will be urging to the club – who are more than likely going to have new owners come July 1 – to bring in new recruits in the central midfield area. Liam Canning, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023

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“More than likely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more%20than%20likely. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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