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Definition of Probable

Probable

  1. Capable of being proved.
  2. Having more evidence for than against; supported by evidence which inclines the mind to believe, but leaves some room for doubt; likely.
  3. Rendering probable; supporting, or giving ground for, belief, but not demonstrating; as, probable evidence; probable presumption.

Probable Quotations

Suicide is possible, but not probable; hanging, I trust, is even more unlikely; for I hope that, by the time I die, my countrymen will have become civilised enough to abolish capital punishment.
Laurence Housman

Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.
Cecil Rhodes

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 Gilbert

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

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Aristotle
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Probable Translations

probable in Danish is sandsynlig
probable in Dutch is waarschijnlijk
probable in French is probable
probable in Spanish is probable
probable in Swedish is sannolik, trolig
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