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Main Entry: 1like·ly
Pronunciation: primarystresslimacr-klemacron
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): like·li·er; -est
1 : very possibly going to happen <that bomb is likely to expode any time>
2 : seeming to be the truth : BELIEVABLE <a likely story>
3 : giving hope of turning out well : PROMISING <a likely spot for a picnic> <a likely looking customer>

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