Quotes containing word "likely"

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Sell also: expected, potential, probable, probably

Definitions and meanings of word "likely"

• Adj: has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; examples: "these services are likely to be available to us all before long", "she is likely to forget", "a likely place for a restaurant", "the broken limb is likely to fall", "rain is likely", "a likely topic for investigation", "likely candidates for the job"

• Adj: likely but not certain to be or become true or real; examples: "a likely result", "he foresaw a probable loss"

• Adj: expected to become or be; in prospect; examples: "potential clients", "expected income"

• Adj: within the realm of credibility; example: "not a very likely excuse"

• Adv: with considerable certainty; without much doubt; examples: "He is probably out of the country", "in all likelihood we are headed for war"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "likely"

Herman Kahn
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American Scientist
Wednesday 15 February 1922 - Thursday 7 July 1983
John Engler
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American Politician
Born Tuesday 12 October 1948
Charles Horton Cooley
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American Sociologist
1866 - 1928
Francis Crick
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English Physicist, Scientist
Thursday 8 June 1916 - Wednesday 28 July 2004
B. Carroll Reece
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American Politician
Sunday 22 December 1889 - Sunday 19 March 1961
Edward Sapir
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American Scientist
Saturday 26 January 1884 - Saturday 4 February 1939
Bertrand Russell
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British Philosopher, Critic, Historian, Mathematician
Saturday 18 May 1872 - Monday 2 February 1970
Thomas Babington
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British Poet, Politician
Monday 25 August 1800 - Wednesday 28 December 1859
Marlene Dietrich
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American Actress
Friday 27 December 1901 - Wednesday 6 May 1992
Joe Baca
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American Politician
Born Thursday 23 January 1947
Jodi Picoult
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American Author
Born Thursday 19 May 1966
Greg Egan
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Australian Author, Scientist
Born Sunday 20 August 1961

The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education.

John Engler

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Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.

Joe Baca

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The most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim, but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian.

Trevor Phillips

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So when you ask me how string theory might be tested, I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested.

Edward Witten

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The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.

Marlene Dietrich

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One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard. One who works for the use of others, without profit to himself, is likely not to work any harder than he must.

B. Carroll Reece

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A first-generation fortune is the most likely to be given away, but once a fortune is inherited it's less likely that a very high percentage will go back to society.

Bill Gates

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Bisexuality means I am free and I am as likely to want to love a woman as I am likely to want to love a man, and what about that? Isn't that what freedom implies?

June Jordan

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Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler.

Spencer Bachus

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The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way in which they should go, sounds well. But is there any reason for believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?

Thomas Babington

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If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.

Malcolm X

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Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.

Thomas Babington

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The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

Clint Eastwood

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A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude, is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself, but imperialistic about its practice.

Irving Babbitt

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No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

Steve Jobs

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A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.

Mae West

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If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts.

Felix Adler

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The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.

Michael Badnarik

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It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it.

James Agee

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Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.

Simone Weil

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