being the best result that could be expected under the circumstances: The best-case scenario shows her winning the nomination easily.
- Compare worst-case.
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How to use best-case in a sentence
In a best-case scenario they cover the mechanics of reproduction, STD awareness, and contraceptive use.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains | Aurora Snow | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her best-case scenario is now worse than many of our personal Plan Zs.
As a result, the vapor measurements Mahar obtained are likely the best-case scenario.
But Schiff said this “has the feeling of a lawyerly kind of argument, to put the best case on a pretty strained legal theory.”Even a Top Democrat Thinks Obama's Legal Case for War Makes No Sense | Eli Lake | September 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For her part, Tolman assumed that the best-case scenario from all of this was that buzz would generate around her name.Is TV’s ‘Fargo’ as Bloody Good as the Coen Brothers Movie? You Betcha. | Kevin Fallon | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is not one of these who, for the merest trifle, couldn't knock over the best case in the world.The Impostures of Scapin | (Poquelin) Moliere
I always suspicioned that if Huldyd spoke up and freed her mind, she might have made out the best case, but she wouldnt do it.Wheat and Huckleberries | Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
In the best case every revolution must be attended by this temporary chaos of the mores.Folkways | William Graham Sumner
But perhaps the best case for comparison with the ruminants is that of the rhinoceroses.More Science From an Easy Chair | Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
In the best case, the minimum number for the year was thirty-seven, and the maximum, fifty.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) | Havelock Ellis