probable


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Synonyms for probable

having a chance of happening or being true

based on probability or presumption

Synonyms for probable

an applicant likely to be chosen

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likely but not certain to be or become true or real

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apparently destined

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He was certainly more eager in these visits than the probable speed of events required him to be; but he was stimulated by a fatherly delight in occupying his mind with this bit of probable happiness which he held in store like a hidden birthday gift for Fred and Mary.
But I think the bulk of the evidence points to the materialistic answer as the more probable.
It seems to be by no means an insoluble question, and we may hope that science will be able to produce sufficient grounds for regarding one answer as much more probable than the other.
It is probable that the whole science of mental occurrences, especially where its initial definitions are concerned, could be simplified by the development of the fundamental unifying science in which the causal laws of particulars are sought, rather than the causal laws of those systems of particulars that constitute the material units of physics.
It is probable, though not certain, that mnemic causation is derivative from ordinary physical causation in nervous (and other) tissue.
Bardell herself seems disposed towards me, and whether it is really probable that this vile and groundless action is to be carried to extremity.
Sanders, who, from certain wistful glances at the little tin saucepan, seemed to be engaged in a mental calculation of the probable extent of the pettitoes, in the event of Sam's being asked to stop to supper.
She felt assured that Maggie was drowned; that was far more probable than that her niece and legatee should have done anything to wound the family honor in the tenderest point.
But Philip could hardly have been ill, or it would have been known through the calling in of the medical man; it was probable that he was gone out of the town for a little while.
A reduction in Probable reserves in the field is also expected, the magnitude of which is unknown at the moment.
Walters tried to explain the importance of our constitutional protections against warrantless searches without probable cause, the Fox commentator retorted: "You can argue theory and constitutional rights all day long, but as you know, laws can be changed, the Constitution can be changed, and sometimes they have to be.
Constitution reads as follows: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be vio-lated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
an asset or the nonrecording of a liability) in the tax provision, it must be probable that the position would be sustained on its merits.
If it is not probable that the taxing authority will disallow the tax position, no accrual or disclosure for the potential disallowance is required.
Twenty-eight persons reported [greater than or equal to] 2 symptoms (42% attack rate); 25 (89%) were considered probable cases and 3 (11%) were considered confirmed cases.
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