UNLIKELY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of unlikely
Definition:
a. improbable; has little chance of being the case or coming about
Example:
Even more unlikely is that they would be refused at the border.
Sentence in Classic:
You have possibly had other guns in reserve in case there should be several tigers, or in the unlikely supposition of your own aim failing you.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The coach was in the yard, shining very much all over, but without any horses to it as yet; and it looked in that state as if nothing was more unlikely than its ever going to London.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
It did not appear quite so unlikely to me that evening, as it would have done if we had discussed it a few hours before.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Here we have to note that actions which seem good in themselves and unlikely to occasion harm to any one, very often become hurtful, nay, unless corrected in time, most dangerous for a republic.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
It was unlikely that the doctor should fear death; and yet that was what Utterson was tempted to suspect.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
His sense of her inferiority´┐Żof its being a degradation´┐Żof the family obstacles which had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Elinor could hardly believe this to be true, as it seemed very unlikely that Willoughby should propose, or Marianne consent, to enter the house while Mrs.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
You would hardly have recited your touching history before it would go forth to the world, and be deemed unlikely and unnatural.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
It resulted from these antecedents that everyone entered heartily into the purpose for which they met; besides, it would not be unlikely that they would have an opportunity of playing either the cardinal or his people an ill turn, and for such expeditions these worthy gentlemen were always ready.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
On the whole I incline to the latter view, since the matter was evidently important, and it is unlikely that the composer of such a letter would be careless.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
From such things as feet, knuckles, hide clippings, and sinews came such strange and unlikely products as gelatin, isinglass, and phosphorus, bone black, shoe blacking, and bone oil.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context