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Definition of Likely

Likely

  1. Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
  2. Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; -- followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
  3. Similar; like; alike.
  4. Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.
  5. Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
  6. In all probability; probably.

Likely Quotations

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Steve Jobs

A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed.
John F. Kennedy

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
Ralph Marston

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Malcolm X

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
John F. Kennedy
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Likely Translations

likely in Danish is sandsynlig
likely in Dutch is waarschijnlijk
likely in German is gleicht, wahrscheinlich
likely in Norwegian is sannsynligvis, sannsynlig
likely in Portuguese is provavelmente
likely in Spanish is presumible, previsible, probable
likely in Swedish is trolig, sannolik, antaglig

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