in all likelihood


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in all likelihood

preposition apparently, expectedly, feasibly, for the most part, indubitably, likely, logically, ostensibly, plausibly, possibly, practicably, predominately, presumably, presumptively, promisingly, reasonably, seemingly, supposedly, unquestionably, with considerable certainty, with direct certainty, with realistic certainty
See also: high probability
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You've been shut up in that hateful old room for three days now without a morsel to eat, and in all likelihood without a wink of sleep.
And so, in all likelihood, will the whole spectrum of border-security reforms--the entry/exit system, the tamper-resistant visas--that must eventually pass through the INS.
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.