Definition of Belike

1. Adverb. With considerable certainty; without much doubt. "In all likelihood we are headed for war"


Definition of Belike

1. adv. It is likely or probably; perhaps.

Definition of Belike

1. Verb. (transitive) To make like; simulate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To be like; resemble. ¹

3. Verb. (impersonal) To be pleasing to; please. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To like; be pleased with. ¹

5. Noun. An object of affection or liking. ¹

6. Adverb. (archaic or dialectal Northern England) Likely, probably, perhaps. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belike

1. perhaps [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Belike

believed
believed in
believer
believers
believes
believes in
believest
believeth
believing
believing in
believingly
belifaned
belifaning
belifans
belight
belike (current term)
beliked
belikely
belikes
beliking
belimb
belime
belimp
belimumab
belinkedness
belinostat
beliquor
beliquored
beliquoring
beliquors

Literary usage of Belike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Samuel Timmins (1860)
"And if the king like not the tragedy, Why then belike he likes it not perdy. To know of you the ground and ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"Her beauty belike, and comeliness of person, that is commonly the main object, she is a most absolute form, in his eye at least, ..."

3. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... a heart bruised to powder, dissolved and melted within him, or quite gone from him, to his mistress's bosom belike, he is in an oven, a salamander in ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... and a maid besides was togither with them, all ragged and tattered, very sluttish, and not much regarded belike, ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1853)
"Think me, belike, suborn'd to aid their scheme ? COUNT. You, father? No! 'Tis Mila I accuse— Who ever died of weariness ? ..."

6. The Edinburgh Literary Journal; Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1830)
"A Mass-priest, an' a grave auld Jew, Tried next, and gat чае better through : belike the sprite ... belike ..."

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