01. There is every [likelihood] that we will have a lot of snow in St. Paul this winter.
02. The weather will [likely] remain sunny for the coming week.
03. It's not very [likely] that Marsha will come to the party because she doesn't know anybody apart from you and I.
04. Computers are [likely] to become more and more important to the functioning of our daily lives in the years to come.
05. The [likelihood] is that if the Conservatives lose any more members, their leader will be forced to resign.
06. He is a [likely] candidate for the post of vice-president of marketing.
07. Housing sales are not [likely] to go up until interest rates come down.
08. Norman Vincent Peale once observed, "Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is [likely] to become a fact."
09. You are more [likely] to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
10. If you get below 70% on the final test, it is [likely] that you will fail the course.
11. It seems [unlikely] that Finland will lose the next hockey game against Belarus because that team is considered somewhat weak.
12. Laura doesn't really like drinking, so it is very [unlikely] that she will come to the pub with us tonight.
13. He is the most [likely] person to succeed because he works really hard.
14. Men in the Republic of Georgia are [unlikely] to help with household chores such as washing or cooking, which they consider feminine tasks.
15. The average American viewer is [likely] to see 15 murders a week on television.
16. Whatever your favorite sport, it is [likely] to have at least one fan who has prepared a website dedicated to the game.
17. 1923 Nobel prize winner for physics Robert Millikan once stated, "There is no [likelihood] man can ever tap the power of the atom."
18. Probability is the [likelihood] of a particular event happening.
19. Studies show that men are more [likely] than women to smoke cigarettes, and twice as likely to have five or more drinks a day.
20. Research into nearly every culture in the world seems to indicate that men are more [likely] than women to pursue short-term sexual strategies.
21. Psychologists have determined that certain types of thinking processes increase the [likelihood] that material will be remembered later.
22. The [likelihood] of the occurrence of prejudice and discriminatory behavior is increased by stereotypes.
23. A Turkish proverb notes that when one eats and the other looks on, there is [likely] to be a fight.
24. People who suffer from chronic stress are twice as [likely] to get sick from a cold or flu.
25. Studies show that in Thailand, where peaceful Buddhist teachings are common, parents are less [likely] to spank their children.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • likelihood — I noun anticipation, chance, conceivability, conceivableness, confident expectation, excellent prospect, expectance, expectancy, expectation, fair chance, fair prospect, favorable chance, favorable prospect, good chance, good prospect, likeliness …   Law dictionary

  • likelihood — late 14c., resemblance, similarity, from LIKELY (Cf. likely) + HOOD (Cf. hood). Meaning probability is from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • likelihood — [n] chance of something happening coin flip*, direction, even break, fair shake, fifty fifty*, fighting chance*, good chance*, liability, likeliness, long shot*, outside chance*, plausibility, possibility, presumption, probability, prospect,… …   New thesaurus

  • likelihood — ► NOUN ▪ the state or fact of being likely …   English terms dictionary

  • likelihood — [līk′lē hood΄] n. [ME liklihode: see LIKELY & HOOD] the fact of being likely to happen or something that is likely to happen; probability …   English World dictionary

  • likelihood — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ every (esp. BrE) ▪ There s every likelihood that she ll be able to help us. ▪ greater, increased ▪ high, real, strong …   Collocations dictionary

  • likelihood — [[t]la͟ɪklihʊd[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu N of n/ ing, N that The likelihood of something happening is how likely it is to happen. The likelihood of infection is minimal... There didn t seem much likelihood of it happening... There is every… …   English dictionary

  • likelihood — n. 1) great; little likelihood 2) likelihood that + inf. (there is every likelihood that she ll come) 3) in all likelihood * * * [ laɪklɪhʊd] little likelihood great in all likelihood likelihood that + inf. (there is every likelihood that she ll… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • likelihood — like|li|hood [ˈlaıklihud] n [singular, U] 1.) the degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen = ↑probability likelihood of ▪ Using a seatbelt will reduce the likelihood of serious injury in a car accident.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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