Definition of belike in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈlʌɪk/


[sentence adverb] archaic
In all likelihood; probably: some earnest business is afoot belike
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  • The roars, belike, would have gradually subsided in dreadful rumblings of more than utterable or conquerable mirth.
  • Belike they were not known, or else not used.
  • And thy wife, belike, or thy mother, reared her?


Mid 16th century: from by + like1.

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