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1. Appearance; show; sign; expression. What of his heart perceive you in his face By any likelihood he showed to-day ? (Shak)

2. Likeness; resemblance. There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation. (Sir W. Raleigh)

3. Appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude.

Origin: Likely _ -hood.