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[bih-lahyk] /bɪˈlaɪk/
adverb, Archaic.
very likely; perhaps; probably.
Origin of belike
First recorded in 1525-35; be- + like1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • belike he loved his guests well, because he did feed them with so costly a dish.

  • belike, belike; I am unwise to think upon it,” he said, in a low voice.

    The Lady of Loyalty House Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • belike he's after takin' a stroll about, meetin' old friends.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • Everything has to be sacrificedeverythingif we are to belike the gods, creators of Life.

    Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys
  • "belike my father is dead," said he as he bent his steps toward home.

  • You may take my word for it, you're unwell; been sleeping in some damp bed, belike.

    Shining Ferry

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • You say that to the Excise, Mr. Sedgett; it, belike, 'll make 'em sorry.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • Annyways, wan iv yez has a man, an' th' other is spoken for, belike.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm
  • At the age at which a man commonly takes no care of himself, nor of any other belike.

    It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt
  • belike they saw that there was nothing else to be said, but as moody they were as moody might be.

    The Sundering Flood William Morris
British Dictionary definitions for belike


(archaic or dialect) perhaps; maybe
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