One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very probably.‘in all likelihood Helen will outlive me’
in all likelihood, in all probability, as likely as not, very likely, most likely, likely, as like as not, ten to one, the chances are, doubtless, no doubt, all things considered, taking all things into consideration, all things being equal, possibly, perhaps, maybe, it may be, presumably, on the face of it, apparentlyView synonyms
- ‘But this would, in all likelihood, push the economy into a recession.’
- ‘Those raise a number of complex issues requiring detailed consideration and, in all likelihood, a number of enquiries.’
- ‘It is likely to involve different local interests and, in all likelihood, various interests at the central level as well.’
- ‘No matter how good you hit the ball the fact is that you are, in all likelihood, going to have a putt at every hole you play and that putting accounts for almost half the shots you hit.’
- ‘These have been tumultuous times for the museum and its staff, and in all likelihood will remain so for the rest of the year.’
- ‘The idea began to occur to me that maybe, in all likelihood, I wasn't all that different from them.’
- ‘The rest remain out of the loop, so to speak, and in all likelihood will continue to do so.’
- ‘It lifted them in a game that in all likelihood the probably shouldn't have been in.’
- ‘Between them, racism and migration had ensured that my longing for a sense of belonging would in all likelihood not be satisfied by geography.’
- ‘It is, in all likelihood, my favourite thing on TV at the moment.’
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