in all likelihood


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Adv.1.in all likelihood - with considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"
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One would have thought that nothing could be simpler than for him, a man of good family, rather rich than poor, and thirty-two years old, to make the young Princess Shtcherbatskaya an offer of marriage; in all likelihood he would at once have been looked upon as a good match.
In an interesting article on the website of Foreign Affairs, based on the results of studies of nonviolent campaigns worldwide, Erica Chenoweth, associate professor at the University of Denver, warned that such a de-escalation might be necessary because the current sit-ins will, in all likelihood, not bring the systemic change the MB supporters are hoping for.
Felt's motives in blowing the whistle on Watergate were, in all likelihood, a mixture of genuine moral outrage and personal opportunism.