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Likely meaning

likely - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
  2. 2. Similar; like; alike.
  3. 3. Such as suits; good- looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.
  4. 4. Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
  5. 5. In all probability; probably.
  6. 6. Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; - followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
  7. 7. Probable.

likely - examples of usage

  1. Here no one would be likely to speak to her. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. What does he think I'm likely to do?" - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. That's very likely now I come to think of it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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