appear , be , look , seem , sound
a development they believed would make nuclear war more ~
consider sth , deem sth , think sth
The doctors didn't think it ~ that she would ever heal completely.
extremely , fairly , very , etc.
This match was never ~ to be a classic.
It seems very ~ that he will be forced to resign.
entirely , especially , highly , overwhelmingly , particularly
It is entirely ~ that the company will make another offer.
It is highly ~ that the factory will have to close.
Juries became increasingly ~ to acquit.
They're hardly ~ to get home before ten.
Are black defendants disproportionately ~ to be wrongfully convicted?
the best deal they are ever ~ to get
Likely is used with these nouns: candidate , cause , consequence , contender , cost , culprit , demand , duration , effect , explanation , fate , impact , outcome , possibility , replacement , return , scenario , source , successor , suspect , target , victor , voter , winner