One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to convey that something is very likely.‘he would in all probability make himself known’
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
- ‘I have never hunted, and in all probability will never hunt.’
- ‘So, the one with the sling on his arm and those two were the ones, in all probability, who were treated in Kuwait City.’
- ‘Women with low BMI value and anaemia in the reproductive age will, in all probability, have low birth weight infants.’
- ‘The results are not only statistically significant, but in all probability clinically significant.’
- ‘There is no need to ask to see the official personally and to take up his time in this way; if appropriate, he will send a message of thanks at a later date, in all probability.’
- ‘Women tend to blame themselves for the loss, when in all probability there was nothing they could have done to prevent it.’
- ‘Matches between these two teams in recent years have always been close and in all probability that's how it's going to be again on this occasion.’
- ‘He has, in all probability, just one chance to achieve the single ambition that remains unfulfilled in his hard-working career.’
- ‘The situation will, in all probability, be aggravated by the summer season, which threatens to be severe this time.’
- ‘We'll never know now, but the expert view was that the geese were in all probability about to nest and were merely protecting their territory.’
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