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Quotes of probable

  1. Farce treats the improbable as probable the impossible as possible. – George P. Baker
  2. Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle's remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost. – Julien Benda
  3. Reality is not always probable or likely. – Jorge Luis Borges
  4. A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence. – David Brainerd
  5. I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable though their behaviour is excelling. – Frances Burney
  6. When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable – Rene Descartes
  7. Whether the prayer of Seneca was granted we do not know; but, as we do not again hear of Marcus, it is probable that he died before his father, and that the line of Seneca, like that of so many great men, became extinct in the second generation. – Frederic William Farrar
  8. In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort. – William Schwenck Gilbert
  9. The concern around probable questions, which in a sense have been hidden, will grow around the world and the matter is critical, the reason we are doing all this is so we can respond correctly to what is reported to be a major catastrophe on the African continent. – Thabo Mbeki
  10. I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture. – Laurence Olivier
  11. Many people genuinely do not want to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings. – George Orwell
  12. The sea has now changed from it's natural, to river coloured water, the probable consequence of some streams falling into the bay, or into the ocean to the north of it, through the low land. – George Vancouver
  13. I don't say tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it. – Mary Wortley Montagu

Usage examples for probable

  1. It has frequently happened that animals whose condition was not at all certain have given birth to young, without giving rise to what may be termed characteristic probable signs. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. Escape is possible, but not probable – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. In spite of his desire not to believe, Stillman's theory seemed possible; he would not yet admit, even to himself, that it was probable – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
  4. The situation is possible, certainly, but it isn't simple, or natural, or probable – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  5. The following facts are more correct, or at all events more probable the death of Desaix was not perceived at the moment it took place. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. It, however, seems very probable that Winifred noticed them, too. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  7. She felt sure of advice and welcome from the Winters, and she thought it probable that they would ask her to stop longer than the night; but she made up her mind in advance not to accept such an invitation. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. However, is it probable – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  9. It seemed probable that Goritz had already reached Germany, and yet even this was no assured fact. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  10. She said to herself that perhaps he would come back to tell her he had not meant what he said; and she listened for his ring at the door, trying to believe that this was probable – Washington Square by Henry James
  11. This seems very probable and I believe was not considered. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. It is always best, he remarked, to consider the probable consequences of what we intend doing. – The Son of My Friend New Temperance Tales No. 1 by T. S. Arthur
  13. Is it at all probable that it would be in your favor? – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  14. It is not probable that another attempt can ever be made with anything like an equal chance of success. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  15. If I refuse you to- morrow- as is probable I shall- I'll send a man with you to see you and your money safely back to Hargous. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  16. Now, I ask you, is it not far more probable that the murderer saw our friend Champcey this morning for the first time? – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  17. " It's very probable he said. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. It is probable that no one thought of her at all. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  19. Lilac's affairs, her probable departure from the farm and how she would be much missed there, were much talked of in the village just now. – White Lilac; or the Queen of the May by Amy Walton
  20. I think it probable that there will be an explanation before you leave, Count Gustav; but what in particular should I explain now? – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont

Rhymes for probable