Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being likely. Probability.
- n. The condition or quality of being likely; probability of occurring, believability.
- n. Suitableness; agreeableness; likeness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the probability of a specified outcome
- From Middle English liklinesse, lyklinesse, equivalent to likely + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“Then, participants read all 20 descriptions and rated them on qualities such as likeliness of friendship, likeliness of long-term relationship, honesty and intelligence.”
“If you do make a batch of these hot cross buns, don't do it for good luck because in all likeliness you won't be able to help yourself from eating every last one ... long before they gather dust.”
“The fact that that is in all likeliness lost on Ford also amply illustrates his cluelessness (and yours – sorry)”
“And down at the bottom of the likeliness ladder, we have Metal Men and Zatanna … both characters who tend to be ignored by the DC brass, but who I think could be hugely popular if they were marketed right …”
“With modern technology, researchers say they can recreate the face of the woman if they can find her skull and compare its likeliness with the painting.”
“For centuries, Anglo-owned companies have exploited the likeliness and legend of the original Americans for profit.”
“Success is measured through our 90 percent graduation rate, the rate of students going on to two- and four-year colleges, their ability to be successful there, and the demonstrated likeliness of their increased earnings throughout their careers.”
“Research also indicates there is no correlation between troubled childhoods and likeliness not to have children.”
“Upstaging this was Lush himself, featuring his own murdered likeliness in the storefront window of the Hold Up Art Gallery in Little Tokyo.”
“I would place the Borg at the bottom of the likeliness scale and, perhaps, space exploration as the least-unlikely.”
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