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adverb Archaic.
  1. very likely; perhaps; probably.
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Origin of belike

First recorded in 1525–35; be- + like1
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Examples from the Web for belike

Historical Examples of belike

  • Belike he loved his guests well, because he did feed them with so costly a dish.

    Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses

    Hugh Latimer

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for belike


  1. archaic, or dialect perhaps; maybe
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