the like

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Noun1.the like - 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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Wid that I giv'd her a big wink jist to say, "lit Sir Pathrick alone for the likes o' them thricks," and thin I wint aisy to work, and you'd have died wid the divarsion to behould how cliverly I slipped my right arm betwane the back o' the sofy, and the back of her leddyship, and there, sure enough, I found a swate little flipper all a waiting to say, "the tip o' the mornin' to ye, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt.
Let me infarm you, Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns," said I, as purlite as iver ye seed, "that it's not the gintaal thing at all at all, and not for the likes o' you inny how, to be afther the oggling and a goggling at her leddyship in that fashion," and jist wid that such another squaze as it was I giv'd her flipper, all as much as to say, "isn't it Sir Pathrick now, my jewel, that'll be able to the proticting o' you, my darlint?
As for Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, it wasn't for the likes of his riverence to be afther the minding of a thrifle of a mistake.
According to the Daily Mail, celebrities, organizations and brands all vie for fans to show their support by clicking the Like button on Facebook.
This might mean that the teachers in the Plus-courses could improve their efficacy if they would teach more situation specificly, be more adaptive to the students' needs (which may differ from student to student), and the like.
An interesting new breed was that of "close-but-still-legal" brands aimed at promoting tobacco products through supposedly innocent lines of goods and services -- Marlboro Classics, Peter Stuyvesant Travel and the like.
The Challenger asserted that Coastal should remove the likes, which were induced by the promotion, and if Coastal could not make that determination, then it should remove all of its likes on Facebook (Coastal, 2011).
The effort will thereby remove the likes that have been gained by malware, compromised accounts, deceived users or purchased bulk likes.