like (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
1H4 I.ii.172[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.7.2[Archbishop to Sir Michael, of Michael guessing the drift of his letters] Like enough you do
1H4 V.iv.38[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.3.1[Antony to Scarus, of the battle] I'll bring thee word / Straight how 'tis like to go
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.190[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.233.2[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.48.1[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.36.2[Iachimo to Posthumus, of the former's letters containing good news] 'Tis very like
Cym III.iv.118.2[Innogen to Pisanio, responding to 'I thought you would not back again'] Most like
Cym V.iii.19[Posthumus to Lord, of Guiderius and Arviragus fighting] lads more like to run / The country base than to commit such slaughter
Cym V.v.259.1[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.97[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.174.1[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 arbitrement 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.35[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.265.2[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.49.1[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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