adjective, like·li·er, like·li·est.
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Origin of likely
usage note for likely
Example sentences from the Web for likely
In 2004, Bush-Cheney voters were much likelier to believe their vote was counted accurately.
He now appears likelier to repeat the mistakes of Iraq rather than learn from them.
However, after the struggle in Paris, Gano was convinced that London was the likelier place for him to find a footing.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
It was a crazy thing to attempt; he was much likelier to get under the pilot than to succeed; yet he tried it.The Nerve of Foley|Frank H. Spearman
The former seems the likelier interpretation, the destruction of the Swine being a fitting punishment for their owners.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
Who likelier to be a witness to such a will than the Prince's chaplain?She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
An upset adolescent girl is a hell of a lot likelier to fake phenomena that produce them.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth