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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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A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.
It was pretty generally understood that he was on the look-out for a rich wife, and encouragement from Julia Monson was not likely to be disregarded by such a person.
David had made up his mind not to steal any more, even from people who were fond of him: it was an unpleasant way of making your fortune in a world where you were likely to surprised in the act by brothers.
He's very fond of Fred, and is likely to do something handsome for him; indeed he has as good as told Fred that he means to leave him his land, and that makes other people jealous.
The fact is I am too socially disposed to be able to live contentedly without a friend; and as the only friends I have, or am likely to have, are at home, if it--or rather, if they were gone--I will not say I could not live--but I would rather not live in such a desolate world.
Is there anything in the world which I could talk about likely to interest you?
Do you suppose a man, with the best pages of his life rooted out, is likely to look out upon his fellows from the point of view of a philanthropist?
His Highness, William, Prince of Orange, very likely afraid that Van Baerle's blood would turn the scale of judgment against him, had compassionately taken into consideration his good character, and the apparent proofs of his innocence.
You and I, Screw, are likely to quarrel," I thought to myself, as I tried vainly to stare him out of countenance.
Wading birds, which frequent the muddy edges of ponds, if suddenly flushed, would be the most likely to have muddy feet.
And is he likely to be brave who has no spirit, whether horse or dog or any other animal?
We observe, however, that his actions are such as are likely to achieve a quite different end B, and that B is the sort of end that often seems to be aimed at by animals and savages, though civilized people are supposed to have discarded it.