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  1. being the best result that could be expected under the circumstances: The best-case scenario shows her winning the nomination easily.

Origin of best-case

First recorded in 1975–80

Words Nearby best-case Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use best-case in a sentence

  • 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.