# likelihood

### or like·li·ness

## Origin of likelihood

## Related Words for likelihood

prospect, trend, tendency, possibility, probability, presumption, direction, plausibility, liability, reasonableness, likeliness, fifty-fifty## Examples from the Web for likelihood

### Contemporary Examples of likelihood

Having a criminal record can reduce the likelihood of getting a callback or job offer by 50 percent.

In all likelihood this last option is what we will get for the foreseeable future.

The grand jury will in all likelihood side with Wilson here.

In all likelihood, the pronouncement of death will likely include even more gray area in the future.

For the overwhelming majority of people in this country, the likelihood of contracting it is fleetingly small.

### Historical Examples of likelihood

But be this as it may, there is a present likelihood of room for glorious mischief.

Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)Samuel Richardson

The likelihood that it might be necessary to sacrifice the ships had been foreseen.

The Life of Horatio Lord NelsonRobert Southey

Debby was thinking of the pork, and the likelihood of its being properly diversified.

Tiverton TalesAlice Brown

Then, in all sincerity, she foresaw the likelihood of defeat.

The Three Cities Trilogy, CompleteEmile Zola

What likelihood of corrupting a man who has no hope, no ambition?

Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)Samuel Richardson