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
Sources cautioned that no deal was done, and that was unlikely to change on Monday night.
Anxious evacuees had hoped to return to their homes Sunday to check on their property and pets, but that appeared unlikely, given the new flow.
Once Again What Happened: The old order changeth once more for the president’s legal team, which saw one familiar face leave and another, particularly unlikely, familiar face come back into view.
Nearly 20 years later, El Chombo is back on the charts in spectacular, and unlikely, fashion, thanks to another novelty hit.
Pimentel’s family said that while they were crushed by the news that a trial is unlikely, they are galvanized to advocate for mental health and criminal justice reform.
The Kremlin’s military spending made up 4.3 percent of its gross domestic product last year, and there are plans to cut it below 3 percent within five years, which could either be achieved through (a rather unlikely) economic growth or radical cuts.
The deal certainly seems unlikely, as Dembele only joined the La Liga leaders at the beginning of the current campaign for £135m.
That means that if George were ever to abdicate (unlikely, but entirely possible: Edward VIII did it in 1936), she’d be skipped over just because of her gender.
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Definition of unlikely for English Language Learners
: not likely
: not seeming to be right or suited for a purpose
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