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likely

adjective
 
 
/ˈlaɪ.kli/
describes something that will probably happen or is expected
很可能的,可能要發生的
Do remind me because I'm likely to forget.
一定要提醒我,因爲我可能會忘記。
What's the likely outcome of this whole business?
整宗事件可能會出現甚麽結果?
I suppose that might happen but it's not very likely.
我認為那樣的事也許會發生,但可能性不大。
[+ that] It's quite likely that we'll be in Spain this time next year.
明年的這個時候我們很可能會在西班牙。
informal "Do you want to join me on a ten-mile run?" "Not likely (= certainly not)!"
「你想和我一起參加一個十英里賽跑嗎?」「不可能!」
→  Opposite unlikely Possible and probable
as likely/like as not probably
很可能
As likely as not, she'll end up in court over this problem.
關於這個問題她最終很可能會訴諸法律。
Possible and probable
(Definition of likely from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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