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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. 2017.
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  • belike she wished to bid him farewell, for of old their familiarity had been great; but that was denied.

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

    The Lady of Loyalty House Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • 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
  • Everything has to be sacrificedeverythingif we are to belike the gods, creators of Life.

    Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys
  • It told me that it was to be a wild night—the last snowstorm of the year, belike.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • You may take my word for it, you're unwell; been sleeping in some damp bed, belike.

    Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • It is consarning one Miss Batirton, of Notingam; a very pretty crature, belike.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • You say that to the Excise, Mr. Sedgett; it, belike, 'll make 'em sorry.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • "belike he caught a phrase or two," was the answer, spoken gravely but quite calmly.

    The Secret Chamber at Chad Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Annyways, wan iv yez has a man, an' th' other is spoken for, belike.

    Desert Conquest A. M. Chisholm
British Dictionary definitions for belike


(archaic or dialect) perhaps; maybe
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