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    likely - Dictionary definition and meaning for word likely

    Definition
    (adj) has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
    Example Sentence
    • these services are likely to be available to us all before long
    • she is likely to forget
    • a likely place for a restaurant
    • the broken limb is likely to fall
    • rain is likely
    • a likely topic for investigation
    • likely candidates for the job
    Definition
    (adj) likely but not certain to be or become true or real
    Synonyms : probable
    Example Sentence
    • a likely result
    • he foresaw a probable loss
    Definition
    (adj) expected to become or be; in prospect
    Synonyms : potential
    Example Sentence
    • potential clients
    Definition
    (adj) within the realm of credibility
    Example Sentence
    • not a very likely excuse
    Definition
    (adv) with considerable certainty; without much doubt
    Example Sentence
    • He is probably out of the country
    • in all likelihood we are headed for war
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