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An example use of likely in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… that it is less likely that this would …”
Likely means likely to happen or likely to succeed.
the word likely occurs in english on average 233 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that likely can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) people, society, and culture;