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1‘there is little prospect of success’
likelihood, hope, expectation, anticipation, good chance, poor chance, chances, odds, probability, possibility, likeliness, promise, lookout
fear, danger, hazard
2prospects‘she would have better job prospects with a postgraduate qualification’
possibilities, potential, promise, expectations, outlook, future, scope
3‘finding schools abroad may be a daunting prospect for employees’
vision, thought, idea, contemplation
4‘Jimmy, who plays in midfield, is an exciting prospect’
5‘guests are greeted with a pleasant prospect from the ground-floor lounge’
view, vista, outlook, perspective, panorama, aspect, scene
scenery, sweep, landscape, seascape, townscape, cityscape, surroundings
picture, spectacle, sight
1‘the mining companies never got to prospect the area’
inspect, survey, make a survey of, explore, search, scout, reconnoitre, examine, check out
2‘he obtained rights to prospect for minerals’
search, look, seek, hunt, go after, dowse
‘further job losses are in prospect’
coming soon, on the way, in the pipeline, likely to happen, to come, coming up, at hand, close at hand, near at hand, near, imminent, in the offing, in view, in store, on the horizon, in the wings, just around the corner, in the air, in the wind, brewing, upcoming, forthcoming, impending, approaching
on the cards
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