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definitely going to happen
probably going to happen, or probably true
likely to happen or be true
used for saying that you think something is likely
if something is guaranteed, you will definitely get it or have it
certain to happen or to result from something
if there is a good chance of something happening, it is likely to happen
likely to happen or be true, but not certain
something that is bound to happen will almost certainly happen
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …
said in a way that is intended to make someone feel stupid or bad
the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives
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