LIKELIHOOD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of LIKELIHOOD
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 n.  possibility, strong probability; state of being probable
Classic Sentence:
1  If, then, you take after him, your voyage will not be fruitless, but unless you have the blood of Ulysses and of Penelope in your veins I see no likelihood of your succeeding.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK II
2  In all likelihood, though, I should die before morning.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  Your portion is unhappily so small that it will in all likelihood undo the effects of your loveliness and amiable qualifications.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
4  It now occurred to the girls that their mother was in all likelihood perfectly ignorant of what had happened.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 49
5  In that case, so liable as every body was to meet every body in Bath, Lady Russell would in all likelihood see him somewhere.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
6  To Mrs. Yeobright, as soon as she could calmly reflect, there was much likelihood in this, for she could hardly believe that Wildeve would really appropriate money belonging to her son.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
7  Her knocking will, in all likelihood, awaken him," continued Eustacia, "and then he will let her in himself.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
8  In the words preceding it she had conjectured, at most, an allusion to her supposed influence over George Dorset; nor did the astonishing indelicacy of the reference diminish the likelihood of Rosedale's resorting to it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
9  That rusty black hat with the drooping red flower, it might not be Ona's, but there was very little likelihood of it.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
10  I do not know what I told her," he replied, impatiently; "less than was due to the past, beyond a doubt, and in all likelihood much more than was justified by the future.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 44
11  I wonder if there's any likelihood of dinner this evening.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  A person's genetic makeup has a strong influence on the likelihood that they catch HIV.
2  We all agree the likelihood is less, but still possible.
3  I can now conjecture readily that this streak of light was, in all likelihood, a gleam from a lantern carried by someone across the lawn.
4  Even more problematic is the likelihood that once instituted, such a tax would be expanded.
5  Over the last decade it has become increasingly apparent that a person's genetic makeup has a strong influence on the likelihood of them catching HIV.
6  This shouldn't affect the likelihood of you getting the job.
7  Using a seatbelt will reduce the likelihood of serious injury in a car accident.
8  We must try our best to reduce the likelihood of war.
9  The laser guidance system dramatically increases the likelihood that the missile will strike home.
10  This latest dispute greatly increases the likelihood of a strike.