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It would raise the likelihood of an accidental war with Moscow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not much likelihood of that. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Property Week, this reduces the likelihood of a sale. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If you're going away, reduce the likelihood of pipes freezing by leaving your central heating on low. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is little likelihood that the ships will be engaged in hostilities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The problems are compounded by the likelihood of reduced services while the account is being changed. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)There is also a higher likelihood of alienation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That would mean the likelihood of an easier draw in the first knockout round. The Sun (2008)The statistical likelihood of that happening would make winning the lottery seem an almost daily occurrence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is little likelihood of a quick release for these migrants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Regular brushing with toothpaste reduces the likelihood of tooth decay. Biology Basic Facts (1982)So the likelihood of punishment happening seems remote. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was understood last week there was little likelihood of any action. The Sun (2015)It aims to reduce the likelihood that they will need to be punished again. The Sun (2008)This raises the likelihood of healthy dividend growth from a company that resumed payments only in the previous financial year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is not possible to make an absolute diagnosis by these means alone but a strong likelihood can be suggested. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)This is a sign of things to come and highlights the strong likelihood that things are likely to get worse still. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They get financial support while their cases are considered and there is a very strong likelihood they will end up staying permanently. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One barrier to charges is the likelihood that people will turn to overstretched A&E units instead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was not only a possibility, but at the time seemed a likelihood. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)All this can be done within a short predictable time, with little likelihood of failure. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)There doesn't seem to be much likelihood of him taking a regular seat in the audience in the foreseeable future. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When this sort of dislocation happens in industry or public services, there is discontent and a higher likelihood of strikes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is more likelihood of people - security and volunteers - keeping an eye out for you. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Surely artificially lighting up the site would increase the likelihood of people trying to stop on the side of the A303 to get a better view? Times, Sunday Times (2011)A lack of rights, and enforcement of those rights, for domestic workers means a higher likelihood of extreme exploitation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'likelihood'
British English: likelihood NOUN
The likelihood of something happening is how likely it is to happen.
The likelihood of infection is minimal.
Definition of likelihood from the Collins English Dictionary
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