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Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
Joseph Conrad

Meaning of "as likely as not" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AS LIKELY AS NOT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AS LIKELY AS NOT

as good as
as good as gold
as good as one´s word
as hell
as how
as if
as is
as it were
as large as life
AS level
as long as
as much
as near as damn it
as often as not
as old as the hills
as one man
as opposed to sth
as per
as per usual
as regards

WORDS THAT END LIKE AS LIKELY AS NOT

as often as not
bowknot
cannot
Carnot
double knot
forget-me-not
French knot
Gordian knot
have-not
Huguenot
knot
more often than not
not
nothing if not
Pinot
slipknot
snot
tie the knot
topknot
whatnot

Synonyms and antonyms of as likely as not in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «as likely as not» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AS LIKELY AS NOT

Find out the translation of as likely as not to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of as likely as not from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «as likely as not» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

因为有可能不
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de probabilidades que los no
570 millions of speakers

English

as likely as not
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नहीं के रूप में होने की संभावना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كما لا يرجح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чаще, чем не
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tão provável como não
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হিসাবে সম্ভবত না
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plus susceptibles que les non
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seperti yang mungkin tidak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

so wahrscheinlich wie nicht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

しない限り可能性が高い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

없는 만큼 가능성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minangka kamungkinan minangka ora
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

như có thể là không
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாய்ப்பு இல்லை என
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

म्हणून नाही म्हणून शक्यता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Muhtemelen değil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

probabile che, come non
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

najpewniej nie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

частіше , чим не
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

probabil ca nu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όπως πιθανόν να μην
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geneig as nie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

så stor risk som inte
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

like sannsynlig som ikke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of as likely as not

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AS LIKELY AS NOT»

The term «as likely as not» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.274 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AS LIKELY AS NOT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about as likely as not

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QUOTES WITH «AS LIKELY AS NOT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word as likely as not.
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Joseph Conrad
Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AS LIKELY AS NOT»

Discover the use of as likely as not in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to as likely as not and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Models and Methods in the Philosophy of Science: Selected Essays
not; A is as likely as not if and only if A is neither certain, impossible, more likely than not, nor less likely than not. Let X be a non-empty set and let events be subsets of X. Then the axioms of what I shall call weak qualitative probability ...
Patrick Suppes, 1993
2
Remains of the Late Reverend Richard Hurrell Froude: v. 2. ...
cerning the truths of religion, that even supposing their evidence to be, as sceptics assert, so inconclusive as to leave us altogether in doubt whether they are true or not ; supposing it to be even as likely as not that they are a groundless fiction ...
Richard Hurrell Froude, John Henry Newman, James Bowling Mozley, 1839
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Remains of the Late Reverend Richard Hurrell Froude
cerning the truths of religion, that even supposing their evidence to be, as sceptics assert, so inconclusive as to leave us altogether in doubt whether they are true or not ; supposing it to be even as likely as not that they are a groundless fiction ...
Richard Hurrell Froude, John Henry Newman, John Keble, 1839
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Report of the ... Meeting of the British Association for the ...
is as likely as not, then it may be presnmed that a deviation of 20 per cent, is not likely, of 30 per cent, very unlikely. Upon this hypothesis, according to the general formulae above investigated, the error, or fortuitous □deviation from the ideal, ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting, 1889
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Report of the Annual Meeting
is as likely as not, then it may be presumed that a deviation of 20 per cent, is not likely, of 30 per cent, very unlikely. Upon this hypothesis, according to the general formnlee aboveinvestigated, the error, or fortuitous deviation from the ideal, ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1889
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Report of the annual meeting
is as likely as not, then it may be presumed that a deviation of 20 per cent, is not likely, of 30 per cent, very unlikely. Upon this hypothesis, according to the general formulae above investigated, the error, or fortuitous deviation from the ideal, ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1889
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Report
is as likely as not, then it may be presumed that a deviation of 20 per cent, is not likely, of 30 per cent, very unlikely. Upon this hypothesis, according to the general formulas above investigated, the error, or fortuitous deviation from the ideal, ...
British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1889
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
§30.213 How does a claimant establish that the radiogenic cancer was at least as likely as not related to employment at the DOE facility, the atomic weapons employer facility, or the RECA section 5 facility? (a) HHS, with the advice of the ...
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40 CFR Protection of Environment: CFR Parts 63.600-63.1199
§30.213 How does a claimant establish that the radiogenic cancer was at least as likely as not related to employment at the DOE facility, the atomic weapons employer facility, or the RECA section 5 facility? (a) HHS, with the advice ...
Office of The Federal Register, 2013
10
Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation ...
At times, the concept is rendered as "as likely as not." The distinction between "as likely as not" (at least 50%) and "more likely than not" (greater than 50%) may be largely semantic, in that in only very few circumstances would a calculated ...
Committee to Assess the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AS LIKELY AS NOT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term as likely as not is used in the context of the following news items.
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Best Off-Seasons In The NFC South: Panthers and Saints
Whether he starts at LT over Terron Armstead remains to be seen, but it seems to be as likely as not depending on how training camp and the ... «Canal Street Chronicles, Jul 15»
2
WPX Energy Increasing Activity and EURs in the Williston Basin
... together with proved reserves, are as likely as not to be recovered." The SEC defines"possible" reserves as "those additional reserves that ... «Benzinga, Jun 15»
3
Australia: The live exchange on ABC television's “Q&A”
And when they turn on the television news at night, as likely as not, they are forced to witness yet another atrocity committed by US military ... «World Socialist Web Site, Jun 15»
4
WPX Energy Adds Acreage in Gallup Oil Play
... that are less certain to be recovered than proved reserves but which, together with proved reserves, are as likely as not to be recovered. «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
5
Villani: Sox need to get more bang for their buck soon
There's talk of moving him to first base, but given that he's been a disaster at shortstop and left field, moving him to first is as likely as not to ... «Boston Herald, Jun 15»
6
Red Sox vs. Braves lineups: No Hanley, no Pedroia
You could bring the entire Cardinals roster put Red Sox uniforms on them and it seems as likely as not they'd manage to make a mess of things ... «Over The Monster, Jun 15»
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Sports rivals, booze and guns a bad mix
As likely as not, it will be members of the CHL crowd shooting at each other. A likely irony? What a difference you could have made in Waco! «Austin American-Statesman, Jun 15»
8
Lilis Energy to Upsize Acquisition of Core Wattenberg Acreage and …
... that are less certain to be recovered than proved reserves but which, together with proved reserves, are as likely as not to be recovered. «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
9
Orlando Magic Free Agency Preview: The Shooting Guards
And the Magic are as likely as not to draft Justise Winslow, who probably fits better at shooting guard than small forward. Yes, the Magic are not ... «Orlando Magic Daily, Jun 15»
10
The Psychologization of Everything
And the notion that pedophilic incest is as likely as not to occur in the average American household can bolster leftish critiques of the bourgeois ... «First Things, Jun 15»

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