Step 1: Write a New York Times op-ed about how not liking your character is sexist.
Once they take a liking to a victim,” he warned, “they tend to come back.
We all go through life with people not liking us, liking us, agreeing with us, not agreeing with us.
Her T-shirts, which hang on the walls, were—I am told—originally hung too low for her liking, and too unevenly.
From The Daily Beast to the Huffington Post, many news sites now offer readers a look at what their friends are liking.
Come, you must let me speak for you, or at least interpret your answers to my own liking.
Much against my liking, I assure you, said my brother, rudely interrupting her.
I used not to hate you; I even had a liking for you; take this advice, then, which you say you are ready to follow.
Nor shall you hear from me any more till you have changed your name to my liking.
By degrees the liking increased, and grew sufficiently strong to resist every assault from his enemies.
"having the same characteristics or qualities" (as another), Middle English shortening of Old English gelic "like, similar," from Proto-Germanic *galika- "having the same form," literally "with a corresponding body" (cf. Old Saxon gilik, Dutch gelijk, German gleich, Gothic galeiks "equally, like"), a compound of *ga- "with, together" + Germanic base *lik- "body, form; like, same" (cf. Old English lic "body," German Leiche "corpse," Danish lig, Swedish lik, Dutch lijk "body, corpse"). Analogous, etymologically, to Latin conform. The modern form (rather than *lich) may be from a northern descendant of the Old English word's Norse cognate, glikr.
Formerly with comparative liker and superlative likest (still in use 17c.). The preposition (c.1200) and the adverb (c.1300) both are from the adjective. As a conjunction, first attested early 16c. The word has been used as a postponed filler ("going really fast, like") from 1778; as a presumed emphatic ("going, like, really fast") from 1950, originally in counterculture slang and bop talk. Phrase more like it "closer to what is desired" is from 1888.
Old English lician "to please, be sufficient," from Proto-Germanic *likjan (cf. Old Norse lika, Old Frisian likia, Old High German lihhen, Gothic leikan "to please"), from *lik- "body, form; like, same."
The basic meaning seems to be "to be like" (see like (adj.)), thus, "to be suitable." Like (and dislike) originally flowed the other way: It likes me, where we would say I like it. The modern flow began to appear late 14c. (cf. please).
c.1200, "a similar thing" (to another), from like (adj.).
As if; really; you know; sort of •A generalized
used to lend a somewhat tentative and detached tone to the speaker, to give the speaker time to rally words and ideas: Like I was like groovin' like, you know what I mean? (1950s+ Counterculture & bop talk)
To pick; bet on: I liked Felton. I took his folder and read it again (1950s+)