Part of speech: noun

The character of being likely; a probability. likeliness.

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Usage examples "likelihood":

  1. " Not that I know of any treachery," continued the old man; " or that I can even foresee the likelihood of any. - "Sintram and His Companions", Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge.
  2. Fortunately there was no likelihood of Mme. - "Castles in the Air", Baroness Emmuska Orczy.
  3. Your wish would be enough, even if there could be likelihood without it of my doing nothing ever again. - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.