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Adjective
Having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
“Given his penchant for bombastry, it is likely that word salad will be proffered in the guise of an answer.”
Adjective
Within the realm of credibility
“This unfortunate incident may sadly be used as a likely excuse by unsavory types to push their agendas.”
Adjective
Capable of being achieved
“Theory development is, in any case, not a likely goal for a student paper, but you're welcome to try.”
Adjective
Appropriate for a purpose or activity
“Geoff seems like a likely candidate for our management team.”
Adjective
Likely to achieve success or to yield a desired outcome
“Grimley said the young foal was a likely type who had every chance of emulating her mother's great racetrack efforts.”
Adjective
(of someone or something) Very pleasing to look at
“We managed to find a likely spot by the lake for the picnic.”
Adjective
Having qualities which inspire hope
“Arthur Morgan would stop the boat at a likely spot for some bountiful trout fishing.”
Adjective
(in reference to a "story", sarcastic) Implausible or dishonest in nature
“He said he couldn't make it because his pet cockatoo had fallen ill. A likely story!”
Adverb
In all probability
“Based on its massive size, it was likely a deep-water apex predator.”
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