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adv. Archaic
Probably; perhaps.

[Probably be- (from by) + like, what is likely.]


archaic or dialect perhaps; maybe



adv. Archaic.
very likely; probably.
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Adv.1.belike - with considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"
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It is commonly seen, that men, once placed, take in with the contrary faction, to that by which they enter: thinking belike, that they have the first sure, and now are ready for a new purchase.
A veritable witness have you hitherto been, Ishmael; but have a care how you seize the privilege of Jonah alone; the privilege of discoursing upon the joists and beams; the rafters, ridge-pole, sleepers, and under-pinnings, making up the frame-work of leviathan; and belike of the tallow-vats, dairy-rooms, butteries, and cheeseries in his bowels.
Poyser, "when I think as we may have notice to quit, and belike be forced to take a farm twenty mile off.
Belike were none in the world more holy than these; for they gave themselves to study of pious books, and spoke not the one to the other, or indeed to any, and ate decayed herbs and naught thereto, and slept hard, and prayed much, and washed never; also they wore the same garment until it fell from their bodies through age and decay.
Belike we have found that leader in this young man.
Kapiniu viduryje stovejo koplycia, dabar belike tik jos pamatai, o teritorija apsupa Uimtameciu lapuociu medPiu poros.
From Moran's I value it found to belike Chess board urban form but it seems to be more inclined towards monocentric urban form on reviewing the maps.
Shakespeare's continuing to relate birds to human ambition and the subsequent lust for power continues when Warwick refutes Richard's accusation that he is a coward: "'Twas odds, belike, when valiant Warwick fled" (l.
Nay, if thou wert, Wouldst thou belike know of my hurt, And what might sting and what might heal?
Marcilius Ficinus seems to second this opinion, out of Plato, or from himself, I know not, (still ruling their inferiors, as they do those under them again, all subordinate, and the nearest to the earth rule us, whom we subdivide into good and bad angels, call Gods or Devils, as they help or hurt us, and so adore, love or hate) but it is most likely from Plato, for he relying wholly on Socrates, quem mori potius quam mentiri voluisse scribit, whom he says would rather die than tell a falsehood, out of Socrates' authority alone, made nine kinds of them: which opinion belike Socrates took from Pythagoras, and he from Trismegistus, he from Zoroastes, first God, second idea, 3.
Belike then my appetite was not princely got; for, by my troth, I do now remember the poor creature small beer.
4 HACER/ DO SER COMO/ TOTAL BELIKE N % N % N % 1st person sing.