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possibly

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adverb pos·si·bly \-blē\

Simple Definition of possibly

  • —used to say something might happen, exist, or be true but is not certain

  • —used to show shock or surprise at something

  • —used to ask for something politely

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of possibly

  1. 1 :  in a possible manner :  by any possibility <that's all she could possibly do>

  2. 2 :  by merest chance :  perhaps <possibly he will recover>

  3. 3 :  it is possible or imaginable :  conceivably <a political libel which may possibly damage me — G. B. Shaw>

Examples of possibly in a sentence

  1. <he may possibly recover after such a serious mistake, but it doesn't seem likely>



14th Century

First Known Use of possibly

14th century


POSSIBLY Defined for Kids

possibly

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adverb pos·si·bly \ˈpä-sə-blē\

Definition of possibly for Students

  1. 1 :  by any possibility <That cannot possibly be true.>

  2. 2 :  by chance :  perhaps <Possibly it will rain.>





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