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King James Dictionary
LIKE, a. L., Heb., Gr. See Lick and Lickerish.
1. Equal in quantity, quality or degree as a territory of like extent with another men of like excellence.
More clergymen were impoverished by the late war, than ever in the like space before.
2. Similar resembling having resemblance.
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are.
James 5 .
Why might not other planets have been created for like uses with the earth, each for its own inhabitants?
Like is usually followed by to or unto, but it is often omitted.
What city is like unto this great city? Revelation 18 .
I saw three unclean spirits like frogs. Revelation 16 .
Among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Daniel 1 .
3. Probably likely, that is, having the resemblance or appearance of an event giving reason to expect or believe.
He is like to die of hunger in the place where he is, for there is no more bread. Jeremiah 38 .
Many were not easy to be governed, not like to conform themselves to strict rules.
LIKE, n. elliptically, for like thing, like event, like person.
1. some person or thing resembling another an equal. The like lmay never happen again.
He was a man, take him for all and all, I shall not look upon his like again.
2. had like, in the phrase, "he had like to be defeated," seems to be a corruption but perhaps like here is used for resemblance or probability, and has the character of a noun. At any rate, as a phrase, it is authorized by good usage.
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