like (adv.) 1
likely, probable / probably
1H4 I.ii.173 [Prince Hal to Poins, of their companions] 'tis like that they will know us by our horses
1H4 II.iv.354 [Prince Hal to Falstaff] it is like if there come a hot June, and this civil buffeting hold, we shall buy maidenheads as they buy hob-nails, by the hundreds
1H4 IV.iv.7 [Archbishop to Sir Michael, of Michael guessing the drift of his letters] Like enough you do
1H4 V.iv.39 [Prince Hal to Douglas] Hold up thy head, vile Scot, or thou art like / Never to hold it up again!
1H6 III.ii.106 [Falstaff to Captain] We are like to have the overthrow again
2H4 I.i.179 [Morton to Northumberland] what hath this bold enterprise brought forth, / More than that being which was like to be?
2H4 I.iii.81 [Lord Bardolph to Hastings, of King Henry IV] Who is it like should lead his forces hither?
2H4 II.i.76 [Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] I think I am as like to ride the mare if I have any vantage of ground to get up
2H4 III.ii.123 [Falstaff to Shallow, of Shadow] He's like to be a cold soldier
2H4 III.ii.128 [Falstaff to Shadow] Thy mother's son! Like enough
2H6 II.i.176 [Cardinal aside to Gloucester] 'Tis like, my lord, you will not keep your hour
2H6 III.i.379 [York alone, of Cade] Say that he thrive, as 'tis great like he will
2H6 III.ii.184 [Warwick to Cardinal, of dead Gloucester] 'Tis like you would not feast him like a friend
2H6 III.ii.271 [Suffolk to Salisbury, of what the Commons are supposed to have said] 'Tis like the commons, rude unpolished hinds, / Could send such message to their sovereign
2H6 IV.vii.14 [Holland aside to his companions, of Cade saying his mouth would be the parliament of England] Then we are like to have biting statutes, / unless his teeth be pulled out
3H6 IV.vi.100 [Oxford to Somerset] if Edward repossess the crown, / 'Tis like that Richmond with the rest shall down
AC I.i.25 [Cleopatra to Antony, of Fulvia ‘perchance’ being angry] Perchance? Nay, and most like
AC III.xiii.29 [Enobarbus to himself] like enough, high-battled Caesar will / Unstate his happiness
AC IV.xii.3 [Antony to Scarus, of the battle] I'll bring thee word / Straight how 'tis like to
AW II.i.59 [Parolles to Bertram, of the lords] Worthy fellows, and like to prove most sinewy sword-men
AW V.i.30 [Helena to Gentleman] Since you are like to see the King before me
AYL I.ii.17 [Celia to Rosalind] You know my father hath no child but I, nor none is like to have
AYL I.iii.111 [Celia to Rosalind, of disguising herself] The like do you
AYL III.iii.82 [Touchstone to Jaques, of Sir Oliver] he is not like to marry me well
AYL IV.i.62 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of his wooing her] I am in a holiday humour, and like enough to consent
Cor I.i.191 [Martius to Menenius] What's done i'th'Capitol, who's like to rise, / Who thrives and who declines
Cor I.iii.12 [Volumnia to Virgilia, of Coriolanus] I ... was pleased to let him seek danger where he was like to find fame
Cor II.i.233 [Brutus to Sicinius, of Coriolanus keeping to his intentions] 'Tis most like he will
Cor III.i.133 [Coriolanus to Brutus, of the people] Let deeds express / What's like to be their words
Cor III.i.202 [Menenius to all, reacting to the Plebeians' shout that Brutus and Sicinius should remain tribunes] And so are like to do
Cor III.i.48 [Coriolanus to Brutus, of informing the people] You are like to do such business
Cor IV.v.210 [Second Servingman to Third Servingman, of Coriolanus' imagined action] he's as like to do't as any man I can imagine
Cym II.iv.16 [Posthumus to all] Statist though I am none, nor like to be
Cym II.iv.36 [Iachimo to Posthumus, of the former's letters containing good news] 'Tis very like
Cym III.iv.118 [Innogen to Pisanio, responding to 'I thought you would not back again'] Most like
Cym V.iii.20 [Posthumus to Lord, of Guiderius and Arviragus fighting] lads more like to run / The country base than to commit such slaughter
Cym V.v.259 [Innogen to Cornelius, of whether she had taken the drug] Most like I did, for I was dead
E3 I.i.131 [Montague to King Edward] The Countess Salisbury is like to perish
E3 IV.iii.64 [Charles to King John] what success is like / To happen us in this outrageous war
E3 IV.iii.78 [King John to Charles] So is it like we shall not be subdued
H5 III.vi.98 [Fluellen to King Henry, of Bardolph] the Duke hath lost never a man, but one that is like to be executed for robbing a church
H8 epilogue.8 [Epilogue] All the expected good we're like to hear
H8 I.ii.182 [Surveyor to all, of the danger arising from a plot] which, being believed, / It was much like to do
H8 V.iv.63 [Porter to all, of some youths put in prison] there they are like to dance these three days
Ham I.ii.237 [Hamlet to Horatio, agreeing] Very like, very like
Ham II.ii.152 [Gertrude to Claudius, agreeing] It may be, very like
Ham II.ii.348 [Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, of the child actors becoming common players] it is most like, if their means are not better
Ham II.ii.417 [Hamlet to Polonius] It came to pass, as most like it was
JC I.ii.174 [Brutus to Cassius] these hard conditions as this time / Is like to lay upon us
JC I.ii.252 [Brutus to Casca, of Caesar falling down] 'Tis very like; he hath the falling sickness
KJ III.iv.49 [Constance to Cardinal Pandulph] 'tis like I should forget myself!
KL I.i.299 [Regan to Gonerill, of Lear] Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him
KL IV.vii.94 [Gentleman to disguised Kent] The arbitrament is like to be bloody
LLL V.ii.530 [King to all] Here is like to be a good presence of Worthies
MA II.ii.36 [Borachio to Don John, of Claudio] who is thus like to be cozened
MA II.iii.105 [Claudio to Don Pedro, of Beatrice pretending to love Benedick] Faith, like enough
MA III.iii.171 [Borachio to Conrade] We are like to prove a goodly commodity
MA V.iv.108 [Benedick to Claudio] thou art like to be my kinsman
Mac II.iv.29 [Ross to Macduff] 'tis most like / The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth?
MM V.i.104 [Isabella to Duke, responding to his ‘This is most likely!’] O, that it were as like as it is true
MND V.i.117 [Quince as Prologue to all] You shall know all that you are like to know
MV I.iii.127 [Antonio to Shylock, of calling him a dog] I am as like to call thee so again
MV II.vii.49 [Morocco to himself, of the casket] Is't like that lead contains her?
MW IV.v.107 [Falstaff to Mistress Quickly] I was like to be apprehended for the witch of Brainford
Oth III.iv.186 [Cassio to Bianca, of the handkerchief] Ere it be demanded - / As like enough it will
Oth V.ii.93 [Othello to himself, of Emilia] 'Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio's death
Per III.i.17 [Lychorida to Pericles, of the baby] if it had conceit would die as I / Am like to do
Per IV.ii.71 [Marina to Bawd, of Leonine] The more my fault / To 'scape his hands where I was like to die
Per V.i.185 [Pericles to Helicanus] Tell me, if thou canst, / What this maid is, or what is like to be
R2 V.ii.90 [Duchess of York to York] Have we more sons? Or are we like to have?
R3 III.ii.120 [Hastings to Buckingham, of returning before him] like enough
R3 IV.ii.56 [King Richard to Catesby] give out / That Anne, my Queen, is sick and like to die
RJ I.v.135 [Juliet to Nurse, of Romeo] If he be married, / My grave is like to be my wedding bed
RJ IV.iii.36 [Juliet alone] is it not very like ... shall I not be distraught
Sonn 87.2 [] like enough thou know'st thy estimate
TC III.iii.42 [Ulysses to all, of Achilles] 'tis like he'll question me
Tem IV.i.237 [Stephano to a jerkin on a line] you are like to lose your hair and prove a bald jerkin
Tem V.i.265 [Antonio to Sebastian, agreeing] Very like
TN I.iv.2 [Valentine to Viola as Cesario] If the Duke continue these favours towards you, Cesario, you are like to be much advanced
TN I.v.188 [Olivia to Viola as Cesario, of a poetical speech] It is the more like to be feigned
TN II.v.144 [Malvolio reading the letter supposedly from Olivia] to inure thyself to what thou art like to be
TN III.i.130 [Olivia to Viola as Cesario] Your wife is like to reap a proper man
TN III.iv.259 [Fabian to Viola as Cesario, of Sir Andrew] to read him by his form, as you are like to find him in the proof of his valour
TNK II.i.283 [Palamon alone, of Arciter] like enough the Duke hath taken notice / Both of his blood and body
TNK V.iii.37 [Hippolyta to Emilia] I am like to know your husband 'fore yourself
TS III.ii.212 [Katherina to Petruchio] 'Tis like you'll prove a jolly surly groom
TS III.ii.50 [Biondello to all, of Petruchio's horse] possessed with the glanders and like to mose in the chine
TS IV.iii.93 [Hortensio to himself, of Katherina] I see she's like to have neither cap nor gown
TS IV.iv.61 [Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista] You are like to have a thin and slender pittance
TS IV.iv.70 [Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista] One mess is like to be your cheer
WT II.ii.27 [Emilia to Paulina] a goodly babe, / Lusty, and like to live
WT III.iii.10 [Mariner to Antigonus] 'tis like to be loud weather
WT IV.iv.722 [Clown to Autolycus, of a lie] Your worship had like to have given us one
WT V.i.204 [Florizel to Leontes, of being married] We are not, sir, nor are we like to be
WT V.i.49 [Paulina to Leontes, of an heir] Great Alexander / Left his to th'worthiest; so his successor / Was like to be the best
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