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The most likely cause of the fire was a cigarette.
The study shows some people are more likely to suffer back problems.
It seems likely that interest rates will rise.
It's more than likely I'll see Ben this week.
This is the British English definition of likely. View American English definition of likely.
if a horse whinnies, it makes a high sound through its nose and mouth
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