Examples of unlikely in a Sentence
He was an unlikely candidate for the position.
A big city seems like an unlikely place to find wildlife.
I received support from an unlikely ally.
Recent Examples of unlikely from the Web
That seems unlikely because Pyongyang’s arsenal is quite advanced — and, as all these recent news reports suggest, the country is only improving that weapons stockpile.
Back at the start of the season, that would’ve seemed unlikely for the first full week of May, let alone the first full week of July.
As recently as last July, Musk said the company would produce 500,000 cars in 2018, a number that now seems unlikely.
That broader tax-bill extension seems unlikely to happen this year, given Democratic opposition and the almost certain need for Democratic votes in the Senate to pass it.
The prospect of the two men running against one another in 2020 seemed unlikely just two years ago, when Biden was on his way out of office and Trump was on his way in.
But that seems unlikely, because Tuesday's decision leaves the challengers almost no ground to stand on.
For anyone familiar with West's loose adherence to deadlines, the likelihood of all five coming to fruition seemed unlikely.
And a regular matchup against Kansas seems unlikely.
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UNLIKELY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unlikely for English Language Learners
: not likely
: not seeming to be right or suited for a purpose
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