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Princeton's WordNet

  1. likelihood, likelinessnoun

    the probability of a specified outcome


  1. likelinessnoun

    The condition or quality of being likely; probability of occurring, believability.

  2. likelinessnoun

    Suitableness; agreeableness; likeness.

  3. Etymology: From liklinesse, lyklinesse, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Likelihood, Likelinessnoun

    Etymology: from likely.

    What of his heart perceive you in his face,
    By any likelihood he show’d to-day?
    —— That with no man here he is offended. William Shakespeare.

    The mayor and all his brethren in best sort,
    Like to the senators of antique Rome,
    Go forth and fetch their conqu’ring Cæsar in.
    As by a low, but loving likelihood,
    Were now the general of our gracious empress,
    As in good time he may, from Ireland coming,
    How many would the peaceful city quit,
    To welcome him. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation. Walter Raleigh.

    As it noteth one such to have been in that age, so had there been moe, it would by likelihood as well have noted many. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    Many of likelihood informed me of this before, which hung so tottering in the balance, that I could neither believe nor misdoubt. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.

    It never yet did hurt,
    To lay down likelihood, and forms of hope. William Shakespeare.

    As there is no likelihood that the place could be so altered, so is there no probability that these rivers were turned out of their courses. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    Where things are least to be put to the venture, as the eternal interests of the other world ought to be; there every, even the least, probability, or likelihood of danger, should be provided against. Robert South, Sermons.

    There are predictions of our Saviour recorded by the Evangelists, which were not completed till after their deaths, and had no likelihood of being so when they were pronounced by our blessed Saviour. Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.

    Thus, in all likelihood, would it be with a libertine, who should have a visit from the other world: the first horror it raised would go off, as new diversions come on. Francis Atterbury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Likelinessnoun

    likelihood; probability

  2. Likelinessnoun

    suitableness; agreeableness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of likeliness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of likeliness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. contiguous
    • B. occlusive
    • C. contagious
    • D. soft-witted

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