Definition of The like

1. Noun. A similar kind. "We don't want the likes of you around here"

Exact synonyms: Like, The Likes Of
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

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Lexicographical Neighbors of The Like

the goat god
the good old days
the green-eyed monster
the heck
the hell
the hell out of
the hell with it
the icing on the cake
the jig is up
the joke is on someone
the jury is still out
the lady doth protest too much
the least bit
the like (current term)
the likes of
the line is busy
the living dead
the long and short
the man
the map is not the territory
the more the merrier
the more things change, the more they stay the same
the name of the game
the night before last
the night is young
the nose knows
the old woman is plucking her goose
the one

Literary usage of The like

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

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"not for the sake of justice, but for the sake of character and reputation; in the hope of obtaining some of those offices, marriages, and the like which ..."

2. Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Why beare you not to me the like respect, As my good will requireth at your hand? Since that our love is growne to this effect, We meane to knit our selves ..."

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