adjective, like·li·er, like·li·est.
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Example sentences from the Web for likely
Pennsylvania, which just elected a Democratic governor, seems the likeliest candidate here.
Of all the security teams Uber could have chosen, it managed to pick the one likeliest to get the company the most press.
The largest bases—like Fort Hood—will also by size and circumstance be the likeliest targets for a shooter.Let’s Put Things in Perspective: You’re Still Safer on a Military Base|Robert Beckhusen|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plus, Michael Daly reports on the likeliest new suspects in the Kaufman County killings.What’s So Scary About the Texas Aryan Brotherhood? Take a Look at the Indictments|Christine Pelisek|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The likeliest outcome of the sequester fight for Republicans is yet another after yet another political defeat.
He first looked up in the air, as on the whole the likeliest quarter for a voice to come from in this desert, then around.Deserted|Edward Bellamy
Some practical military man, not given to take up with shadows, it likeliest was.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume V. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Those fellows have a good instinctive way of guessing at the sort of people that are likeliest to pay attention to their papers.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb|Charles Lamb
I inquired at all the likeliest shops; found only two where they professed to sell tamarinds.
Of the cheap races the Mongol seems the most pushing, the likeliest to conquer in the fight.Greater Britain|Charles Wentworth Dilke