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Likely, adj. 1) probable: “in l. thoughts the other kills thee quickly,” Ven. 990. “this is most l.” Meas. V, 103; H8 II, 1, 40; Cor. IV, 6, 68; Per. V, 1, 135. “I never thought it possible or l.” Shr. I, 1, 154. “l. peril,” H4B I, 1, 184. “a l. guess,” Tit. II, 3, 207. “l. wars,” Lr. II, 1, 11. “a l. piece of work,” Oth. IV, 1, 156. it is l., followed by a clause: Rom. IV, 1, 73. Cymb. IV, 4, 16. Used personally, with an inf.: H4B I, 1, 171. H6A III, 1, 188. V, 5, 74. H6B IV, 5, 2. H6C III, 3, 209. IV, 6, 35. IV, 6, 35 Tim. V, 1, 16. Hml. V, 2, 408.
2) having a certain air, expressive: “never saw I figures so l. to report themselves,” Cymb. II, 4, 83.
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