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English definition of “likely”

likely

adjective  /ˈlɑɪk·li/ us  
expected to happen; probable: [+ to infinitive] If I don’t write it down, I’m likely to forget.

likely

adverb  /ˈlɑɪ·kli/ us  
probably: I’ll most likely get there at about ten o’clock.
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