In all likelihood

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"In all likelihood…"

Meaning: probably; most likely

Similar Expressions
  • In all likelihood, she will come.
  • She will probably come.
  • She will most likely come.
  • She will likely come.
  • She almost definitely will come.
When do we use it?

We use this phrase to emphasize that something is likely or probable to happen.

We often use it to guess or speculate about future events.
  • In all likelihood, they will succeed.
  • In all likelihood, she is going to be fired.
However, we can also use it to speculate about the present or past.
  • In all likelihood, he already went home.
  • In all likelihood, he is at lunch.
  • In all likelihood, they are talking about that now.
How do we use it?

We use this phrase at the beginning of a sentence. Put a comma after it when writing.
  • In all likelihood, I won't be able to attend the party.
  • In all likelihood, we will get approval to start construction next week.
Example English Conversations

A) Do you think we can finish by Friday?
B) No. In all likelihood, we will need a few more days.

A) Where is Bill?
B) It is Friday night. So, in all likelihood, he is at the bar.

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