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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In a study published in the March 11, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Cambridge University and Microsoft probed the likes of more than 50,000 Facebook users and found that they revealed information about a wide range of personal attributes that most people would think are private.
His fame transcended sport and the song "The Likes Of Heffo's Army" still echoes around Croker on big match days for the Dubs.
Ball of Crosby has delusions of grandeur regarding his home town in describing Bootle people as "the likes of them".