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Synonyms for likely

Synonyms for likely

having a chance of happening or being true

based on probability or presumption

capable of being anticipated, considered, or imagined

inspiring confidence or hope

having or showing a tendency or likelihood

Synonyms for likely

has a good chance of being the case or of coming about

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likely but not certain to be or become true or real

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expected to become or be

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within the realm of credibility

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with considerable certainty

References in classic literature ?
It will not be denied that the representation of the Union will be most likely to possess these requisite endowments.
The opinion is not likely to induce me to say yes," answered the father, half-laughing, and yet half-angry at his son's making such allusions before Betts--"never mind him, my dear; the handkerchief is not half as expensive as his own cigars.
That was David's best hope of safety; for Jacob knew his mother's guineas; it had been part of their common experience as boys to be allowed to look at these handsome coins, and rattle them in their box on high days and holidays, and among all Jacob's narrow experiences as to money, this was likely to be the most memorable.
Were she likely to have a home to invite her to, what a blessing it would be
That is a subject on which you and I are likely to take quite as different views as on diet, Vincy.
Very likely they are not so to people of their own class; but they consider themselves as moving in quite a different sphere from me
That is, Alec would think it funny, but Alonzo wouldn't be likely to.
From a conversational point of view," Lady Tresham remarked, "our guest to-night seems scarcely likely to distinguish himself.
Pengarth," he said, "do I look like a man likely to fail in anything he sets out to accomplish?
In the midst of these threats, groans, and yells, Cornelius, very likely in order not to hear them, had buried himself in his own thoughts.
I thought of all the suspicious objects scattered about the room, of the probability that he was only putting this question to try my courage, of the very likely chance that he would shoot me forthwith, if I began to prevaricate.
Do you think it likely the conqueror will place on me two sets of panniers?
I wonder if you'd give that invitation if you knew how likely I'll be to accept it," Captain Jim remarked whimsically.
Their distribution at first perplexed me much, as their ova are not likely to be transported by birds, and they are immediately killed by sea water, as are the adults.
Yes, I said, now I understand: the question which you would have me consider is, not only how a State, but how a luxurious State is created; and possibly there is no harm in this, for in such a State we shall be more likely to see how justice and injustice originate.