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likely

adverb by all odds, doubtless, doubtlessly, in all likelihood, in all probability, indubitably, more likely than not, most likely, no doubt, presumably, probably, undoubtedly, very likely, with almost a certainty
Associated concepts: likely to be reversed on appeal, likely to prevail, likely to uphold the law, likely violates the law
See also: apparent, appropriate, believable, circumstantial, convincing, deductible, fitting, future, ostensible, possible, potential, presumptive, probable, prone, prospective, provable, suitable, viable
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They are five times likelier to use marijuana, three times likelier to drink alcohol and 12 times likelier to smoke cigarettes.
He said: "Alloa were dangerous on the break but we always looked the likelier side.
The paper, commissioned by former top federal health officials, found that teens who smoke are 9 times likelier to meet the medical criteria for past year alcohol abuse or dependence and 13 times likelier to meet the medical criteria for abuse and dependence on an illegal drug than teens who don't smoke.
Weston then looked the likelier winners but Sam O'Sullivan, sent on as an 87th-minute substitute, sent the 600 County fans into delirium with a spectacular winner deep into stoppage time.
They are likelier to take riskier bets and to concentrate those bets more fully.
Compared with 13-year-olds, 14-year-olds are four times likelier to be offered prescription drugs; three times likelier to be offered Ecstasy; three times likelier to be offered marijuana and two times likelier to be offered cocaine, according to CASA.
In turn, Asian children are "e-raced" in this marketplace, according to Katz Rothman, because they are likelier candidates for honorary whiteness: "Maybe [Chinese adoptees] will change our ideas about whiteness a bit more, letting white people look Asian the way white people can now look Irish, or look Jewish, and still be white.
has increased the per-share price it is offering for European steelmaker Arcelor, andas of late May the business press viewed the deal as likelier to happen.
It beat a superior Brazil side en route to its '82 title and was the likelier winner in the '94 title game at the Rose Bowl before penalty kicks spurred Brazil's celebration.
5 times likelier to have used marijuana; more than three times likelier to have used prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes; more than seven times likelier to have used the street drug ecstacy; more than nine times likelier to have used cocaine; and more than 20 times likelier to have used heroin.
The change seems likelier to have been quantitative than qualitative.
People who cleared the drug slowly didn't benefit more from efavirenz treatment but were likelier to stop using the drug than other patients were, Ribaudo says.