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perchance

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adverb per·chance \pər-ˈchan(t)s\

Simple Definition of perchance

  • : maybe but not definitely

Full Definition of perchance

Examples of perchance

  1. To sleep: perchance to dream… Shakespeare, Hamlet

  2. <perchance he is playing the devil's advocate, and the opinions he has expressed are not actually his own>



Origin of perchance

Middle English parchaunce, from Anglo-French par chance, by chance


First Known Use: 14th century


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perchance

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adverb per·chance \pər-ˈchans\

Definition of perchance

  1. :  perhaps




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