How to use Unlikely in a sentence

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  • It was an unlikely spot for water.

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  • She doesn't understand how unlikely that is.

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  • It seemed unlikely that he would travel so many miles to get her, and then give up.

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  • It seems not unlikely therefore that Craig may have accompanied the king in his visit to Uranienburg.

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  • Again, it is not unlikely that the Politics was arranged in the traditional order of books by Theophrastus, and that this is the meaning of the curious title occurring in the list of Aristotle's works as given by Diogenes Laertius, rroXcTCKns IcKpoavEC.os ws OeocApa6Tov a'13'y'8'E'srrt', which agrees with the Politics in having eight books.

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  • Along the banks of the Thames are several small havens whose names have remained to us, such as Rotherhithe, Lambhith (Lambeth), Chelchith (Chelsea), &c., and it is not unlikely that the Saxons, who would not settle in the city itself, associated themselves with these small open spots.

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  • But Chrysanthius declined on the strength of unfavourable omens, as he said, but probably because he realized that the scheme was unlikely to bear fruit.

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  • It is not unlikely, therefore, that even a compound as stable in the solid form as potassium chloride should be thus dissociated when dissolved.

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  • It is in the highest degree improbable that Lucilius served in the army at the age of fourteen; it is still more unlikely that he could have been admitted into the familiar intimacy of Scipio and Laelius at that age.

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  • At the same time various details (as comparison with the Book of Kings shows) are relatively old and, on a priori grounds, it is extremely unlikely that the unhistorical elements are necessarily due to deliberate imagination or perversion rather than to the development of earlier traditions.

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  • It is most unlikely that this process of improvement will not continue in the future.

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  • Beside the equivalence of the hon to 5 utens weight of water, the mathematical papyrus (35) gives 5 besha = (2/3)cubic cubit (Revillout's interpretation of this as 1 cubit cubed is impossible geometrically; see Rev. Eg., 1881, for data); this is very concordant, but it is very unlikely for 3 to be introduced in an Egyptian derivation, and probably therefore only a working equivalent.

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  • Though the chronicle is more legendary than historical, it is not unlikely that some good and even ancient sources were used by the first compiler, the Josippon known to us having passed through the hands of many interpolators.

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  • It is not unlikely that they were in use during the Roman occupation of Britain, and consequently that they became known to the invaders almost from the first.

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  • It is not unlikely that the houses of wealthy persons were distinguished by a good deal of ornamentation in carving and painting.

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  • Grote and others hold that six thousand had to be given against one person before he was ostracized, but it seems unlikely that the attendance at the Ecclesia ever admitted of so large a vote against one man, and the view is contradicted by Plut.

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  • It seems not unlikely that Pelagianism had taken root among the Christian communities of Ireland, and it was found necessary to send a bishop to combat the heresy.

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  • It is not unlikely that, owing to the conditions under which it now lives, these traits are even more developed in England than elsewhere.

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  • For since the ministers of the Temple at Jerusalem were the aristocracy of the land, and were often, as we know both from the book of Malachi and from the history of the Maccabees, the chief offenders, it is extremely unlikely that they collected for the official services.

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  • So far, however, as the real foundation ceremonies of Craft Masonry are concerned, whether before or after the premier Grand Lodge was formed, it is most unlikely that such a society as the Freemasons would adopt anything of a really distinctive character from any other organization.

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  • That similar traditional elements have influenced them is not unlikely; but to recover the true historical foundation is difficult.

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  • In fact, allusions to the necessary studies of a gentleman meet us constantly, reminding us of the unlikely erudition of the schoolboy in Macaulay.

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  • It is not unlikely that they were spent at Rome or in Italy in the fulfilment of some official duties.

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  • But this is unlikely, notwithstanding the fact that even some pagan writers, such as Juvenal, Pliny and Martial (?), traced a resemblance between Domitian and Nero.

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  • Speaking generally, we may say with confidence that water predominates in the unexplored north polar area, and that it is very unlikely that new land of any great extent exists there.

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  • Although Ypres is unlikely to regain the importance it possessed when its "red-coated" contingent turned the day in the great battle of Courtrai (1302), it has an important linen and lace trade and a great butter market.

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  • But if we search Plotinus for evidence of any actual influence of Jewish and Christian philosophy, we search in vain; and the existence of any such influence is all the more unlikely because it is only the later Neoplatonism that offers striking and deep-rooted parallels to Philo and the Gnostics.

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  • Legislative interference with agricultural operations or with the distribution of food-supplies, currency restrictions and failure of transport, which have all caused famines in the past, are unlikely thus to operate again; nor is it probable that the modern speculators who attempt to make "corners" in wheat could produce the evil effects contemplated in the old statutes against forestallers and regrators.

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  • Many, if not all, of these persons were members of the royal family, and it is not unlikely that they originally bore the kingly title.

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  • On the whole it seems not unlikely that at the beginning of the Christian era the Teutonic peoples of the continent were in a state of transition from cognatic to agnatic organization.

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  • It is most unlikely that wings have been acquired independently by various orders of Hexapoda, and if we regard the Thysanura as the slightly modified representatives of a primitively wingless stock, we must postulate the acquisition of wings by some early offshoot of that stock, an offshoot whence the whole group of the Pterygota took its rise.

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  • It is not unlikely that Roman settlers may have been attracted to the spot by the presence of the warm springs which still rise in the heart of the town, and spread fertility in the surrounding gardens.

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  • It seemed unlikely that Señor Medena would invite Tessa.

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  • Such an unlikely spot for a home site, and yet, the remains of a chimney gave indisputable proof that one had existed at some point.

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  • The cultivation and collection of the rubber being troublesome, it is unlikely to be attended to in those countries in which Hevea is successful.

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  • His confidence was too strong to shake, and she suspected he knew just how damned good in bed he was and how unlikely any woman who'd had him would choose another man over him.

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  • Further, it is pointed out by Korschelt and Heider that the hinder portion of the gut frequently acts in Arthropoda as an organ of nitrogenous excretion in the absence of any special excretory tubules, and that the production of such caeca from its surface in separate lines of descent does not involve any elaborate or unlikely process of growth.

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  • Trotter's prides itself on never serving the same dish twice, so you are unlikely to find the exact same dinner as previous guests.

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  • It seemed an unlikely prospect, but on issues where the children were involved, she was generally correct.

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  • It seemed unlikely that Alex would tell his father his intent.

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  • If Dad was going to have her followed, it was unlikely that he would have sent someone she knew.

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  • So long as the particles are all very small in comparison with the wave-length, there is complete polarization in the perpendicular direction; but when the size is such that obliquity sets in, the degree of obliquity will vary with the size of the particles, and the polarization will be complete only on the very unlikely condition that the size is the same for them all.

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  • That he was a day-boy commoner at Winchester is possible, but seems unlikely.

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  • But it is not unlikely that this story was invented to supersede the account of the incestuous union of Conchobar with his sister, which seems to be hinted at on various occasions.

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  • But the truth was that the Boers thought they stood to gain by fighting, while the British, though not expecting war, and acting up till the last month or so on the assumption that serious military preparations were either unnecessary or sufficiently unlikely to be necessary to make them politically inexpedient, had with no less confidence committed themselves to a policy which was impracticable on peaceful terms.

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  • Already events had shown that the feudatories, quite devoid of business experience, were not unlikely to dispose of these bonds and devote the proceeds to unsound enterprises.

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  • It seems unlikely, therefore, that as a system the Synthetic Philosophy will prove long-lived; but this hardly detracts from its fruitfulness as a source of suggestion, or from the historic influence of many of its conceptions on the culture of the age.

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  • In the preface to the last part of his Ethics (1893) Spencer regrets that "the Doctrine of Evolution has not furnished guidance to the extent he had hoped," but his contributions to ethics are not unlikely to be the most permanently valuable part of his philosophy.

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  • The relationship with Aepyornis of Madagascar is still problematic. Whilst the moas seem to have been entirely herbivorous, feeding not unlikely upon the shoots of ferns, the kiwis have become highly specialized wormeaters.

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  • During a life of incessant activity Chalmers scarcely ever allowed a day to pass without its modicum of composition; at the most unseasonable times, and in the most unlikely places, he would occupy himself with literary work.

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  • Although the heathen Angles had their own runic alphabet, it is unlikely that any poetry was written down until a generation had grown up trained in the use of the Latin letters learned from Christian missionaries.

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  • She was exhausted but sleep seemed unlikely.

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  • Do I think he'll find us from Julie's letter, one of maybe thousands; it's unlikely.

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  • They spent the evening in their private quarters mulling over the possibilities and skirting the question that Lydia had actually killed her boss, which in spite of mounting concern, Dean continued to find unlikely.

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  • The doctor said it was unlikely because of the tests, but doctors had been wrong about tests on him before.

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  • He had hoped to have the day and night to himself, and now that would be unlikely.

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  • He said they weren't going to get his blessing, so it was highly unlikely.

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  • And yes, you could find a man who felt the same way Sam does, but around here it's unlikely.

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  • The loose soil on the banks of the river is every year carried away in great masses, and the channel has so widened as to render the recurrence of an overflow unlikely.

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  • From what is known, however, of the policy of Spain at this time, it is by no means unlikely that such a scheme was planned.

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  • In the second place, except in the unlikely event of all the places on the selected route lying at the same elevation, a line that is perfectly level is a physical impossibility; and from engineering considerations, even one with uniform gradients will be impracticable on the score of cost, unless the surface of the country is extraordinarily even.

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  • That the oldest of these three does not contain earlier attempts to idealize him is unlikely.

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  • Without the active intervention of a strong body of interested parties it is sometimes unlikely that new industries will be undertaken even in places well suited for them.

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  • His one thought was family aggrandizement, and while it is unlikely that he meditated making the papacy hereditary in the house of Borgia, he certainly gave away its temporal estates to his children as though they belonged to him.

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  • Some years ago these rabbits were sold as "leporides" or hybrids, produced by the union of the hare and the rabbit; but the most careful experimenters have failed to obtain any such hybrid, and the naked immature condition in which young rabbits are born as compared with the clothed and highly developed young hare renders it unlikely that hybrids could be produced.

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  • During 1911 various matters had created friction between the two countries and caused the exchange of bitter articles in the press, but war had appeared unlikely.

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  • It seemed by no means unlikely that the armies which had conquered Napoleon would soon be engaged in conflict with one another.

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  • After Marozia and Alberic and the rest another branch of the same family, the Crescentii, exercised the temporal powers of the Holy See; and after them the same regime was continued by the counts of Tusculum, who were sprung from the same stock, which sometimes provided the Roman Church with the most unlikely and least honourable pontiffs.

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  • It is not unlikely that Zech.

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  • It seems therefore unlikely that any such northern boundary wall ever existed.

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  • It has even been suggested that this gave rise to the myth of the blood accusation in which Jews are alleged to sacrifice a Christian child at Passover; but this is unlikely, since it has never been suggested that this crime was committed in connexion with Purim.

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  • The age of a great part of the Palaeozoic belts is somewhat uncertain, but Permian, Carboniferous, Devonian and Silurian fossils have been found in various parts of the chain, and it is not unlikely that even the Cambrian may be represented.

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  • It should be mixed with six or eight times its weight of loam or ashes, charred peat, charcoal-dust or some earthy matter, before it is applied to the soil, as from its causticity it is otherwise not unlikely to kill or injure the plants to which it is administered.

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  • It lacks a silky, bright and fresh appearance, and therefore is unlikely to be in great demand, except where economy is an object.

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  • That this invasion is to be connected with the friendly relations which are said to have subsisted between the first of the Libyan dynasty and Rehoboam's rival is unlikely.

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  • It seemed unlikely that the author of these definitions would himself be pensioned.

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  • Be- sides, it is a priori unlikely that a contemporary of Mahomet should have drawn up such a list; and if any one had made the attempt he would have found it almost impossible to obtain reliable information as to the order of the earlier Meccan suras.

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  • This seems an unlikely limitation, throwing an impossible amount of work upon the crew, and leaving each ship terribly weak supposing a naval battle had to be undertaken - as with some rival viking fleet, even before any Christian nation possessed a fleet.

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  • It is necessary to suppose, if the analogy is to hold, that the sun is brightest when sunspots and faculae are most numerous; this is by no means unlikely.

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  • If this looks unlikely, then civil war is extremely probable.

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  • Slee incorporates the most unlikely imagery into his ceramics - everything, it seems, except the human figure.

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  • Members of Council will not be held personally liable for debt in the unlikely event of the University's becoming financially insolvent.

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  • I found the quote in a very unlikely source â the prison memoirs of Albert Speer, Hitlerâs Minister of Armaments.

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  • Adults immunized against mumps are unlikely to catch mumps.

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  • Relying on the existing dog as the sole means of socializing a puppy is unlikely to prevent behavioral problems developing.

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  • Although they superficially resemble modern, children's toys they are unlikely to have had this function in antiquity.

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  • Barring the most unlikely series of results in the final run-in, they are sure to finish second in the table.

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  • Children affected by leprosy are unlikely to receive any schooling.

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  • We lived a long way from any school for the blind or the deaf, and it seemed unlikely that any one would come to such an out-of-the-way place as Tuscumbia to teach a child who was both deaf and blind.

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  • It is unlikely that there will ever be another like it.

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  • So complete was his hold over themajority of the princes that when the Turks, in 1683, surrounded Vienna, and appeared not unlikely to advance into the heart of Germany, they looked on indifferently, and allowed the emperor to be saved by the promptitude and courage of John Sobieski, king of Poland.

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  • And it is not in itself unlikely that the passionate vehemence which characterizes the first group was of short duration.

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  • Zaid may easily have overlooked a few stray fragments, but that he purposely omitted anything which he believed to belong to the Koran is very unlikely.

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  • In several of these it appears not unlikely that the recurrent explosive liberations of energy in the muscle tissue are not secondary to recurrent explosions in nerve cells, but are attributable to decompositions arising sua sponte in the chemical substances of the muscle cells themselves in the course of their living.

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  • Now, though the Hebrew certainly speaks of ten "words," not of ten "precepts," it is most unlikely that the first word can be different in character from those that follow.

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  • It is not unlikely that such changes have in past time occurred; and if so an explanation is afforded of the occurrence of allied forms of freshwater dolphins (Platanista) and of many other animals in the two rivers and in the Brahmaputra.

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  • It is not unlikely that the chief leader of the Yemenites in Ali's army, Ash`ath b.

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  • Ali, it is unlikely that he used it against less dangerous persons.

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  • Some connexion with the goddess Ashir(t)a, however, is not unlikely.

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  • As it is unlikely that these delicate insects could be transported across seachannels, their wide and discontinuous range suggests both their great antiquity and the former existence of continental tracts over which they may have travelled to their present stations.

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  • There is little of the world which is entirely uninhabited; still less permanently uninhabitable and unlikely to be required to support a population in the course of the expansion of the race beyond its present abodes.

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  • The cemetery was naturally associated with the legend of St Ursula; and, this identification once accepted, it is not unlikely that when more careful investigations revealed male skeletons and tombstones bearing the names of men, other and more definite epitaphs were invented to reconcile the old traditions with the facts of such a damaging discovery.

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  • Although, as Harris points out, it is unlikely that the original text of the Diatessaron had come down unchanged through the two centuries to Ephraim's day, the text on which he comments was in the main unaffected by the revision which produced the Peshitta.

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  • But the gravity of the situation renders it unlikely that he would delay for any length of time in writing to counteract the intrigues of his opponents; to judge from allusions like those in i.

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  • The nature of this is not very easy to analyse, but as mental depression is closely associated with irritation of the vagus nerve and weakening of the circulation, it seems not at all unlikely that mountain air acts by accelerating the pulse and quickening the circulation, and thus creating a sense of well-being.

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  • It seems unlikely that this modern admixture of Asiatic and African blood represents the " Asiatic Ethiopian " of Herodotus, which was more probably a direct connexion of the Himyaritic Arab builders of " bunds " and revetments who spread eastwards from Arabia.

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  • It is not unlikely that, as tradition states, there were incursions of Celts from central Gaul into Ireland during the general Celtic unrest in the 6th century B.C. It is certain that at a later period invaders from the continent, bringing with them the later Iron Age culture, commonly called La Tene, which had succeeded that of Hallstatt, had settled in Ireland.

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  • In the case of the Goths a connexion with Gotland is not unlikely, since it is clear from archaeological evidence that this island had an extensive trade with the coasts about the mouth of the Vistula in early times.

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  • A remarkable confirmation of the theory that the Bronze Age culture came from the East is to be found in the patterns of the arms, which are distinctly oriental; while the handles of swords and daggers are so narrow and short as to make it unlikely that they would be made for use by the large-handed races of Europe.

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  • That the lake will soon dry up entirely seems unlikely, as there is a central trough, 25 to 30 m.

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  • If Belshazzar had ever held such a position, which is extremely unlikely in the absence of any evidence from the cuneiform documents, he would hardly have been given the unqualified title "king of Babylon" as occurs in Daniel.

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  • It is not unlikely that the customs of these Aaoi sacr Alkol went back to the epoch of the Persian monarchy.

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  • To an exterior in these early years somewhat heavy and uncouth, he united a manner which, by universal testimony, was irresistibly winning, with a fund of genuine but simple humour and fun that would break out on the most unlikely occasions, and in after years enabled him to overcome difficulties and mellow refractory chiefs when all other methods f ailed.

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  • As the stones are thrown on the days of the fair, it is not unlikely that they have something to do with the old Arab mode of closing a sale by the purchaser throwing a stone (Biruni, p. 328).

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  • On the other hand, since the socalled peat-sheep of the prehistoric Swiss lake-dwellers appears to be represented by the existing Graubunden (Grisons) breed, which is woolly and coloured something like a Southdown, it may be argued that the former was probably also woolly, and hence that the survival of a hairy breed in a neighbouring part of Europe would be unlikely.

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  • These genera attained the Colophiuran grade in respect of external plating, but it is unlikely that they or their ancestors had acquired even the Streptophiuran type of vertebra.

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  • If he had now resigned rather than demean himself by Icting against his conscience, it is by no means unlikely that he would have been recalled to power before many years were over.

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  • According to Brunnow, King William, by using his influence to secure the passage of the Reform Bill, had cast his crown into the gutter; the throne might endure for his lifetime, but the next heir was a young and inexperienced girl, and, even were the princess Victoria ever to mount the thronewhich was unlikely she would be speedily swept off it again by the rising tide of republicanism.

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  • When he accepted office the country was on the eve of a great disaster in India; it was engaged in a serious dispute with the United States; and its relations with France were so strained that the two great countries of western Europe seemed unlikely to be able to settle their differences without war.

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  • The great advance of biological knowledge in recent times though it has in no sense created a new problem (men have always been aware of the importance of racial or hereditary physical qualities in their influence upon human conduct) has certainly rendered the existence of complete individual freedom (in the sense in which it was advocated by older libertarians) in the highest degree unlikely.

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  • A wide photographic survey, by which parallaxes might be secured wholesale, has further been recommended by Kapteyn; but is unlikely to be undertaken in the immediate future.

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  • But the site is not unreasonably considered to be ancient, and the name to be derived from Vetus urbs; tombs, too, have been found in the neighbourhood, and it is not an unlikely assumption that here, as elsewhere, the medieval town occupies the Etruscan site.

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  • It seems unlikely that the ancient Irish had a highly developed pantheon.

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  • But though we may safely assume that a number of scattered communities existed in Ireland, and probably not in the south alone, it is unlikely that there was any organization before the time of St Patrick.

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  • Various opinions are still held with regard to the question; but it seems not unlikely that the original settlers were Frisians who had been expelled by the Franks in the 8th century.

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  • It seems not unlikely that the final conclusion will be that instead of the reflecting matter being composed of solid particles it is an exceedingly tenuous gaseous envelope surrounding the sun and revolving on an axis the mean position of which is between that of the sun's equator and that of the invariable plane of the solar system.

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  • When, for example, Hagar, the "Egyptian," is the ancestress of Ishmaelite tribes, the evidence makes it very unlikely that the term is to be understood in the strict ethnical sense; and there are other passages more suitably interpreted on the hypothesis that the wider extension of the term was once familiar.

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  • As much as Dusty and his brothers distrusted the Watchers, she'd found them unlikely friends.

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  • Yes, people may correctly infer that praise for my batting is unlikely.

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  • His move is unlikely to appease the fans, who remain vehement in their determination to force Petty out as chairman.

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  • They are unlikely to know the specialized vocabulary you use.

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  • By contrast, an unlikely spark can also cross the abyss unexpectedly.

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  • It is unlikely that such an alignment can have been merely accidental.

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  • Any such changes are unlikely to significantly alter the fundamental composition of the SAC series.

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  • Suguru Misato's search for a maid turns up an unlikely candidate in the form of the cute retired battle android Mahoro.

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  • Such a negative effect is unlikely to arise where the proposed joint appointees are from the same firm.

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  • They are unlikely to be carrying avian flu but they can suffer from other infections that people can catch.

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  • If it were sung by bards, it is unlikely it would have stayed as it was.

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  • The party is aware that they make unlikely bedfellows with the Save the Pound brigade.

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  • Acute intoxication by inadvertent oral ingestion of tiotropium bromide capsules is unlikely due to low oral bioavailability.

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  • The takeover is often brazen, and it is extremely unlikely that Jesus was born on December 25.

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  • It appears unlikely that the main festival campsite will be used in 2005.

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  • Had the codex already been developed for such serious use, it is unlikely that such experimentation would have been necessary.

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  • Seem unlikely that adverse effects who live off to Harrison cole.

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  • Sadly, in the rush for the lowest common denominator, others are unlikely to follow our lead.

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  • Word of mouth is unlikely in this case but publicizing the anonymous details of a successful web complainant might encourage others.

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  • Apart from that being extremely condescending, it's very unlikely to be true.

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  • In the unlikely event of a child losing consciousness, do not give them anything to swallow.

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  • Even then new conscripts would be very unlikely to be posted to a combat zone.

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  • Thus, the present system remains intact and there is unlikely to be a flood of claims for wrongful conviction or unlawful detention.

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  • We had no idea what had caused the convulsions, possible head trauma or an unlikely something he had eaten.

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  • It seems very unlikely that a ' star wars ' defense program could be used to effectively counteract an asteroid.

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  • But that these individuals formed covens to carry out their religious worship or spellcraft seems highly unlikely given all the reasons above.

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  • You may be afraid of showing your true feelings and are unlikely to be overly demonstrative in public.

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  • It is unlikely that patients with a history of benzodiazepine dependence will respond normally to these drugs ' .

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  • In each case a semantic differential was used from 1 - extremely unlikely to 5 - certain.

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  • Governments used to relying upon force to quell dissent are unlikely to make the reforms necessary to preserve social cohesion.

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  • We recommend using randomize for this, as the above steps are very unlikely to generate nice Gaussian distributions in the data.

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  • The archeologists drive out across the desert, climb an unlikely pass through some mountains and descend toward deep Saharan dunes.

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  • But they may not fit as snugly as custom-made earplugs and are unlikely to give quite as much protection.

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  • Football outside of the top echelons always seemed an unlikely business bet, with a history of clubs living hand to mouth.

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  • This can be unpicked, although thieves are unlikely to bother if it is heavily embroidered Hot irons to brand leather with your postcodes.

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  • In the modern Western world, a happy childhood is an unlikely event.

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  • We would be unlikely to grant an increase in authorized expenditure to do this.

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  • The producer was the most unlikely man to do a comedy farce.

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  • A chastened America is unlikely to pick a fight on that right now.

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  • The nurse told us that we were unlikely to develop more follicles, what we have is what we have... .

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  • Don't worry tho you're unlikely to to see much footie.

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  • However, Blair is unlikely to allow the same freedom of expression in his own case.

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  • Plastic fizzy drink bottles are best, as they are unlikely to explode if the mixture becomes too gassy.

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  • And it's unlikely he would have any motivation for ' making up ' a pagan goddess.

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  • As with braille displays, it is unlikely that students will have their own facilities for producing tactile graphics.

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  • The inter-domain contacts are mainly hydrophobic, suggesting that the two domains are unlikely to be stable on their own.

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  • The vast multiplicity of possibilities makes anticipation of unknown BW agents in order to protect against them an unlikely scenario.

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  • Foals born at less than 300 days with a normal placenta are highly unlikely to survive.

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  • Metaplastic polyps have no significant potential to cause cancer and are very unlikely to lead to any significant problem even if not removed.

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  • It is unlikely that genetically modifying primates would ever provide that one vital difference between a treatment and none.

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  • Yet, in the language of the unconscious, the most unlikely eventualities are indeed probable.

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  • This is a serious problem and it is unlikely to improve without some help from your doctor or accredited psychologist.

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  • Brought to breaking point by an almost psychotic woman he is in love with, John makes an unlikely ally for Ben.

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  • Even large companies are often strapped for money and are unlikely to invest in HPC without initial pump priming.

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  • The results, combined with recent psychophysical evidence, suggest that differences in pulse rate are unlikely to prove useful for concurrent sound segregation.

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  • Such a person is very unlikely to undertake too much self-analysis - everyone else has the problem, not him!

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  • It is unlikely that Members with less than five years ' seniority as a Consultant will be eligible.

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  • They hoped to get the place shipshape by Christmas, but as that day approached this began to seem increasingly unlikely.

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  • The occasional sip of Earl Gray completes the unlikely quartet.

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  • I caught the eyes of a heavily tattooed skinhead, a painted Tricolor segmenting his face, and I felt an unlikely bond.

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  • The thin sandstone slab standing on end is unlikely to be an original part of the circle.

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  • The two form an unlikely friendship, and she becomes an apprentice sleuth.

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  • Even so, production of sewage sludges, dredge spoils, mining tailings and exhaust gases are unlikely to fall significantly.

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  • However, politicians on all sides admit such internal squabbles are unlikely to have much effect on tomorrow's result.

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  • Whilst they are unlikely to break into the mainstream they will be assured thoroughly deserved cult status.

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  • Five minutes into first half stoppage time, Hyde's three game barren scoring run came to an end from an unlikely source.

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  • This is unlikely to be the whole story however.

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  • Maybury's inclusion of an unlikely romantic subplot, however, lends ambiguity to an otherwise bleak story.

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  • At first blush, this sprawling suburb of 213,000 people, seems an unlikely place to resettle Iraqi refugees.

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  • The proposed swapping of the two pitches in a straight swop is unlikely to happen.

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  • This includes stuffing alt tags that users are unlikely to view.

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  • A lot of research is still needed to develop the technology, which is unlikely to be widely available for some years.

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  • The unlikely threesome make their way toward Mount Doom, overcoming various challenges on the way.

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  • Rhona Apps agrees that the chance of a cat owner contacting toxoplasmosis from their pet is unlikely.

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  • As for getting the trike on the road for March, this is starting to look more and more unlikely.

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  • While the motion is unlikely to receive a majority vote, it could increase the pressure on Blair to withdraw British troops from Iraq.

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  • Broad, local labor-management partnership, however, is unlikely to change the fundamental aversion of global or national investors to highly unionized regions.

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  • According to IDG News Service, ISO is extremely unlikely to become part of any ISO WLAN security standard.

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  • Sadly, these seem unlikely to show up on Oscar's radar.

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  • But recently, results have been very disappointing and a medal appeared unlikely on the eve of the Games.

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  • However while they look unlikely to win the next General Election the Tories are no longer a joke.

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  • Indeed, Bath was not provided with antiaircraft defenses because an attack was considered unlikely.

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  • But if there's civil war there - as is possible but I think unlikely - why then no one can do anything.

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  • It's unlikely that we need vanadium for good health.

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  • The most unlikely location to house a snooker room, also vies for the most tempting location - The British Virgin Islands.

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  • A brilliantly witty story about how heroes can be found in the most unlikely places.

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  • Richemont's tale that the woman Simon, who was genuinely attached to him, smuggled him out in a basket, is simple and more credible, and does not necessarily invalidate the story of the subsequent operations with the deaf mute and the scrofulous patient, Laurent in that case being deceived from the beginning, but it renders them extremely unlikely.

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  • It was very unlikely that that peace-loving Court would take up arms against its powerful neighbours on behalf of Napoleon, and his proceedings in the previous months had been so recklessly provocative as to arouse doubts whether he intended to invade England and did not welcome the outbreak of a continental war.

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  • Gildersleeve's studies under Franz had no doubt quickened his interest in Greek syntax, and his logic, untrammelled by previous categories, and his marvellous sympathy with the language were displayed in this most unlikely of places.

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  • It is unlikely that he inserted this postscript from a feeling of ironical playfulness, to make the Galatians realize that, after the sternness of the early chapters, he was now treating them like children, "playfully hinting that surely the large letters will touch their hearts" (so Deissmann, Bible-Studies (1901), 346 f.).

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  • The eminent teachers of the time are said to have been Aristo, Zeno's heterodox pupil, and Arcesilas, who in Plato's name brought Megarian subtleties and Pyrrhonian agnosticism to bear upon the intruding doctrine; and after a vigorous upgrowth it seemed not unlikely to die out.

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  • This couldn't happen in nature (or, more precisely, could in theory, but is extremely unlikely).

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  • The US appears unlikely to make the Soviet mistake of installing a puppet regime in Kabul.

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  • An accurate shot with minimal disruption to the quarry species is unlikely to cause poor welfare.

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  • Which, however unlikely, is not entirely beyond the realms of possibility.

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  • Although they superficially resemble modern, children 's toys they are unlikely to have had this function in antiquity.

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  • Reservist employees are unlikely to have many special requirements or to generate additional paperwork.

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  • Blake Bailey 's absorbing biography is the story of an unlikely triumph salvaged from the wreckage of an unruly life.

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  • It is unlikely that resection of isolated liver secondaries in patients with primary lung tumors would be of benefit.

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  • Such a person is very unlikely to undertake too much self-analysis - everyone else has the problem, not him !

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  • You are not far above the ground and with slack rope and spring - a collision with the uneven rocky floor is not unlikely.

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  • Unlikely, although quantum of spousal maintenance orders and provision after short marriages may increase in some cases.

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  • However, politicians on all sides admit such internal squabbles are unlikely to have much effect on tomorrow 's result.

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  • The remaining space will take a few squashy bags but suitcases are unlikely to fit.

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  • Reducing stocking density in summer months is unlikely to offer any welfare benefits.

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  • Five minutes into first half stoppage time, Hyde 's three game barren scoring run came to an end from an unlikely source.

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  • Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself.

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  • This being the case, it is most unlikely that such a woman 's baby would be born with congenital strep B infection.

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  • Maybury 's inclusion of an unlikely romantic subplot, however, lends ambiguity to an otherwise bleak story.

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  • There may be individual weeks when the 48-hour limit will be exceeded, but this is unlikely to be sustained over a 17-week period.

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  • This includes stuffing ALT tags that users are unlikely to view.

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  • Likewise a letter to the broad sheets that simply consists of a tirade of invective is unlikely to get printed.

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  • But a most unlikely person will show Rose the true meaning of family - and give her the courage to follow her dream.

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  • The unlikely adventurers kicked off their fundraising efforts with an ' RBS bush tucker trial ' in front of an audience of 100 colleagues.

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  • Clearly it is unlikely that anyone could show title to the land which has been highway for longer than records exist.

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  • Simply calling for subsidy removal is unlikely to succeed.

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  • Such a scenario is unlikely to happen, however.

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  • I fear that this is highly unlikely to occur.

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  • The company cited a " coincidental " series of events it said are unlikely to recur.

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  • They are unlikely to survive in dense stands of other plants.

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  • The maximum pitch angle during normal operation is unlikely to exceed 30 degrees.

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  • In some ways, Laidlaw seems an unlikely hero.

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  • They may be unlikely bedfellows but they are the right combo for this job.

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  • In the very unlikely event of the bridge loosing steering control at any point, the men could steer the vessel manually from here.

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  • Talabani said an independent Iraqi uprising against Saddam depended on an unlikely alliance among the country 's different ethnic, political and religious groups.

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  • The portrayal of the unlikely friendship and its redemptive power is finely drawn and superbly performed by Ian Hart and Linus Roache.

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  • Thankfully there were to be a couple of unlikely saviors, the first of whom was Emma Shiels.

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  • Sadly, these seem unlikely to show up on Oscar 's radar.

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  • But if there 's civil war there - as is possible but I think unlikely - why then no one can do anything.

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  • Even scaling up best practice is unlikely to meet the urgency of the tasks.

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  • They are unlikely to know the specialized vocabulary / terminology you use.

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  • In this age group, young enough to make the diagnosis of COPD unlikely, the principal cause of wheeze with breathlessness is asthma.

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  • Though some names slowly evolve from one gender to the other (like Addison, which is often given to girls, despite originally being a boy's name), it is unlikely you will turn the tides yourself.

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  • This condition, in theory, can be easily controlled and is unlikely to persist.

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  • It's unlikely that you will succeed in bringing the asking price all the way down, but you should negotiate.

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  • The memorabilia in question does not have to be wildly popular, but is should be important enough that it is unlikely to decrease in value.

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  • Mice are very active animals, are unlikely to sit still in your hand, but can be very entertaining to watch.

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  • For the most part, it's unlikely you will be plugging your wireless laptop into a network port very often, and the standard adapter should serve just fine.

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  • To begin, if you have more than one cat, unless they are the exact same age and gender, it is highly unlikely that they have the same cat health needs and should be on different diets.

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  • Although kittens are cute and sweet, an older cat is often past that hyper kitten stage and unlikely to climb your curtains or tear up your furniture.

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  • One biologically unlikely story is that a long-haired cat and a raccoon mated; the resulting offspring was said to be the Maine Coon.

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  • The rabies virus does not live very long outside of the animal, so it's unlikely that your pet will get rabies from drinking from a shared water or food dish.

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  • If the kitten sneezes roughly once every few days, seemingly at random, it is unlikely that your cat is harboring a significant condition.

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  • The questions are specific enough to where it would be unlikely that someone could simply guess correctly each time.

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  • If you don't have one of these two accounts it's unlikely you'll be able to shop online.

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  • Keep the card in a safe place - If your child has received the gift card, keep it in a safe place to prevent losing it because it is highly unlikely that the person giving the card as a gift kept the receipt.

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  • A computer used strictly for writing school documents that is never connected to the Internet is unlikely to allow someone to steal an identity by accessing the files.

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  • If there is only a minor change in circumstances, such as one parent being between jobs, the court may be unlikely to modify the child support order.

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  • It is unlikely that the person would be able to find work and become self-supporting within a reasonable amount of time.

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  • Unless the marriage was a long-term one where one spouse didn't work outside the home, it's unlikely that a judge would award spousal support for life.

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  • For example, it is unlikely that a husband will be ordered to provide full spousal support to a wife who already earns a suitable amount of money to maintain her lifestyle.

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  • They last for years and years so it's unlikely that you'll need to replace them anytime soon.

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  • It's very unlikely that you'll be able to return the items if you change your mind.

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  • For instance, if you already have a French Country design theme going, you're unlikely to be able to add Egyptian style to your room seamlessly.

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  • Safari Gifts - Although you're unlikely to find the bigger pieces you want here, like Charlotte Kay, this is a great website for all of the finishing touches you need.

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  • If you incorporate the design into your home, it's unlikely that it will go out of style.

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  • If you're not a tidy person, it's unlikely you'll ever be able to live comfortably in this style of room.

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  • Though it is unlikely to occur, an electric product always runs the risk of damage.

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  • Wikis, however, by their very definition are unlikely to ever be primarily paid sites.

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  • While it's unlikely that you're going to get in trouble for watching illegal videos on your website, that becomes less certain if you're downloading the videos, especially if you are then sharing them.

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  • Regardless of the dubious legality of many online TV options, just like with music and game downloads, it seems unlikely that free online television programs are going to go away.

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  • Since it's unlikely you will get a favorable reaction by asking a child to stop what he is doing to pose for you, consider moving with your young subject.

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  • With children it's highly unlikely that you will get the perfect shot as soon as you start shooting.

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  • You may think that your camera's flash will aid in taking stellar shots of fireworks, but it is unlikely that a built-in flash or even an add-on will be powerful enough to further illuminate the night sky.

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  • While it's unlikely that scrapbooks made with cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, rub-ons, and other embellishments will ever completely disappear, digital scrapbooking is becoming increasingly popular.

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  • Although you're unlikely to pick up viruses from scrapbooking websites, there is a risk to security whenever you choose to download files to your hard drive.

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  • In the unlikely event that he or she messes up the job, the shop is liable for the cost of your skis.

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  • However, unless you know how to make each change, it is unlikely you will get a proper adjustment.

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  • As unlikely as it may seem there are some things that we can agree on, namely the role music lyrics can play in fostering some good in our society.

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  • It is unlikely that if you lose 10 pounds this month, you'll keep it off.

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  • In its raw form, it's unlikely to cause allergic reactions.

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  • So here we go, an unlikely 'wedding procession', tooling precariously down the highway to the nearest of these eating establishments.

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  • It was an unlikely and unwelcome turn of events, but we were determined not to let it ruin our big day.

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  • What's more, since most invitation designers offer so many customization options (colors, fonts, etc.), it's unlikely that your wedding invitation will look the same as someone else's, even if you start with the same template.

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  • Other more unlikely side effects include slow/irregular breathing and a slow/irregular heartbeat.

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  • Choose a fabric, such as 100 percent cotton or a cotton blend that is unlikely to cause allergic reactions to sensitive skin.

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  • The court date for the case is July 26, according to MSNBC, but it is unlikely Michael Jackson will attend.

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  • Hell's Kitchen seemed an unlikely hit, but following the success of the show in the UK, it was adapted for the American reality TV market in 2005.

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  • Sanjaya Malakar seemed an unlikely candidate for the American Idol finals.

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  • This former Playboy playmate has made no excuses for her enhancements - of course, it's unlikely that she could deny her increased breast size.

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  • The largest price Vick will end up paying for being involved in something so cruel and inhumane is that it is unlikely that he will ever play football again.

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  • No telling research has been conducted as to the overall lifelong effects, but it is highly unlikely that such chemicals will have no effect on the health whatsoever.

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  • Unless the particular boutique in mind focuses on formal event-wear, it is unlikely that you will find a horde of options.

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  • It's unlikely that you'll land a top-level managerial or executive position with a recent bachelor's degree, but you can get a start in one of many organizations that offers such opportunities for advancement.

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  • Texas may be an unlikely candidate for beginning a cruise vacation, but Galveston Royal Caribbean cruises are growing in popularity with more options offered every year.

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  • While children may be curious about a bar, with no ongoing activities they are unlikely to linger.

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  • Cruise ship cabins are adequate for passengers' needs, but are unlikely to feature sumptuous bonuses unnecessary to the destination.

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  • You're unlikely to find a Hawaiian Princess cruise under nine days.

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  • On the bright side, Disney ships are loaded with so many amazing amenities and special events, from character meet-and-greets and interactive games to pools and live theater productions, it's unlikely you will spend much time in your cabin.

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  • This will protect you in the unlikely case of sitter-related theft.

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  • However, homemade food is so much tastier that it's unlikely he'll leave any behind!

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  • Contemporary nudists tend to be more private and less evangelical about their practice, and they are unlikely to see it as connected to any form of radical philosophy or politics.

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  • Conversely, some uncovered parts of the body-an elbow, a nose, a wrist, a face-are unlikely to be considered naked.

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  • I have grown them in the most unlikely place of all, a battered wall with earth behind, and they flowered very well.

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  • It promises to be a graceful lawn tree, but has not been long enough in the country yet to speak with certainty of its hardiness, although we see it flourishing in unlikely places.

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