the likes of


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Noun1.the likes of - a similar kind; "dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"
kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
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Her Blue Note debut reveals her to be a gifted songwriter influenced by the likes of Janis Ian and Martha Wainwright.
And so he wrote (and here Feinstein sings): ``I like the likes of you.
The novel became a hot Hollywood property when it was published by Random House in 1992, drawing interest from the likes of Barbra Streisand, Jodie Foster, and Garth Brooks.