Plus, Michael Daly reports on the likeliest new suspects in the Kaufman County killings.
Pennsylvania, which just elected a Democratic governor, seems the likeliest candidate here.
The largest bases—like Fort Hood—will also by size and circumstance be the likeliest targets for a shooter.
The likeliest person to defeat the voluble Georgian is Gingrich himself.
S is for the sun, the likeliest global-warming culprit; and for Stern (Todd or Nicholas, take your pick).
So why should the likeliest lass in all the West Country say nay?
I incline to this opinion, the likeliest of all in the absence of exact information.
Where, Mary, do you think is the likeliest place for the dragon?
In pursuance of this notion they resolved to watch the likeliest ports.
Such appears to be the likeliest account of this period, although our knowledge is not complete.
c.1300, perhaps from Old Norse likligr "likely," from likr "like" (see like (adj.)). Old English had cognate geliclic. Meaning "having the appearance of being strong and capable" is from mid-15c., though now mostly confined to American English; according to OED this sense is perhaps influenced by like (v.). Sense of "good-looking" is from late 15c. Meaning "probably" is attested from late 14c., now principally in American English.
LIKELY. That may be liked; that may please; handsome. In the United States, as a colloquial term, respectable; worthy of esteem; sensible.--Worcester. [Bartlett]As an adverb, late 14c., from the adjective.