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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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European, North American and Latin American respondents, in contrast, are likelier to say brand origin is less important than the other selection factors (35%, 32% and 31% on average, respectively).
3 percent likelier to have an advanced college degree.
A higher score also meant they were likelier to be prone to asthma-related allergic reactions and impaired lung function.
If they act on their fears, then the worst scenarios become much likelier.
On paper, Lions seem the likelier bets to pull away from the relegation zone as they entertain a Morley side who are currently one place and one point below them in the table despite collecting their first win of the season - a somewhat laboured 27-14 verdict against rock-bottom Manchester.
The team found that subjects who were severely deficient in vitamin D upon enrollment were 60% more likely to experience significant cognitive decline as well as 31% likelier to develop reductions in mental flexibility compared to those with sufficient levels.
Placing our youngest teens and pre-teens in an environment where drinking and drugging are common is child abuse, since we know that the earlier a child begins to smoke, drink or use drugs, the likelier that child is to become addicted," Califano said.
Ryan Fraughan failed to make the most of two opportunities for Aber early in the second half, but as the game wore on Rhyl looked the likelier scorers.
Far likelier to be accepted is the more cautious view that it is still early days and that though things have improved, there is long way to go before our economy is anywhere near as robust as most of us would like it to be.
The report found that compared with teens who have frequent family dinners (five or more weekly), those who have infrequent family dinners (fewer than three weekly) are twice as likely to use tobacco or marijuana, more than one and a half times likelier to use alcohol, and twice as likely to expect to try drugs in the future.
The authors from Durham University (England) say "high caffeine users" were three times likelier than "low caffeine users" to have hallucinatory experiences--voices, imaginary friends, and "the presence of dead people.
Klitschko's brother Wladimir had seemed the likelier opponent but, after talks with both brothers, it was decided Haye would fight elder brother Vitali first.