['laɪklɪ] or ['laɪkli]
(adj.) within the realm of credibility; 'not a very likely excuse' .
(adj.) has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; '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' .
(adj.) expected to become or be; in prospect; 'potential clients' .
(a.) Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
(a.) Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; -- followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
(a.) Similar; like; alike.
(a.) Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.
(a.) Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
(adv.) In all probability; probably.
a. . Probable, credible.. In a fair way, to be expected.. Pleasing, agreeable, that may be liked.. [Colloquial, U. S.] Respectable, worthy, estimable, of good reputation.
- For instance, if he took his supper after a hard day, to the Dead March in Saul, his food might be likely to sit heavy on him. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- It would be difficult to find a human being less likely to arouse affection. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- I don't think you need be afraid of that, replied Helena, with great scorn; Andros is not likely to rule Melnos. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- I had not thought of both; I should not think either, likely. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Foreign locality, likely. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- The journey was likely to be a silent one. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- And this lawful use of them seems likely to be often needed in the regulations of marriages and births. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Do you think it is likely an eruption will take place, Maurice? 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- Most likely, said Marks, she's took in somewhere; but where, 's a question. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- If she leaves no children---- Which she is likely to do? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Can give me some little clue by which to seek him out in the likeliest manner, and either produce him, or establish what has become of him. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- It's the wisest thing to expect, and the likeliest. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- That somebody was assassinated by somebody vindicating a difference of opinion was the likeliest occurrence. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- I exclude extremes, of course; and a very close resemblance in all those points would be the likeliest way to produce an extreme. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- In that case, who was the likeliest person to possess the power of compelling her to remain at Welmingham? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- What may be the likeliest means? 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.