IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

Ill. MATERIALS FOR REASONING

Degrees of Evidence

Probability.

[Antonyms: improbability.]

[Nouns] probability, likelihood; credibleness; likeliness.

vraisemblance, verisimilitude, plausibility; color, semblance, show of; presumption; presumptive evidence, circumstantial evidence; credibility.

reasonable chance, fair chance, good chance, favorable chance, reasonable prospect, fair prospect, good prospect, favorable prospect; prospect, wellgrounded hope; chance [more].

[Verbs] be probable; give color to, lend color to; point to; imply (evidence) [more]; bid fair (promise) [more]; stand fair for; stand a good chance, run a good chance.

think likely, dare say, flatter oneself; expect [more]; count upon (believe) [more].

[Adjectives] probable, likely, hopeful, to be expected, in a fair way.

plausible, specious, ostensible, colorable, ben trovato, well-founded, reasonable, credible, easy of belief, presumable, presumptive, apparent.

[Adverbs] probably; belike; in all probability, in all likelihood; very likely, most likely; like enough; ten to one; apparently, seemingly, according to every reasonable expectation; prima facie; to all appearance (to the eye) [more].

[Phrases] the chances, the odds are; appearances are in favor of, chances are in favor of; there is reason to believe, there is reason to think, there is reason to expect; I dare say; all Lombard Street to a China orange.

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