con·ceiv·ably | \kən-ˈsē-və-blē \

Definition of conceivably 

1 : in a conceivable manner

2 : it may be conceived : possibly we could conceivably finish next week

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maybe, mayhap, perchance, perhaps, possibly

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Examples of conceivably in a Sentence

we could conceivably finish the project next week

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Any driver in the lead might conceivably win if rain intervened. Noah Trister,, "Clint Bowyer wins rain-shortened race at Michigan," 11 June 2018 The team owns Hard Rock Stadium and the land surrounding it, and could conceivably move there. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "New Dolphins practice facility and World Cup qualifier coming to Miami? | Miami Herald," 28 Apr. 2018 Oilers: Adam Boqvist, D, Brynas IF (Sweden) Explanation: Boqvist could conceivably go as high as No. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Final NHL mock draft: Major changes in top 10; Coyotes could land Brady Tkachuk," 20 June 2018 Matthias Hangst/Getty Images France is a perennial world soccer power and conceivably has one of the easiest paths to the final, especially since it was placed in a relatively easy group with Peru, Denmark, and Australia. Alex Ward, Vox, "9 questions about the 2018 World Cup you were too embarrassed to ask," 12 June 2018 The Eternals were created by the alien Celestials (mentioned in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies) to defend Earth, and their film conceivably has the ensemble intrigue and epic world building of Game of Thrones. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "What's after 'Avengers 4'? Our superhero wish list for Marvel's next decade," 15 May 2018 The Orioles could conceivably be left without a representative in an All-Star Game being played just 40 miles away from downtown Baltimore. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Thinking ahead: What happens if Machado is named all-star but is dealt before All-Star Game?," 8 July 2018 Although the other four executive board members could conceivably become president under the lawyers’ thinking, the guidance seems to apply mostly to Mr. Coeuré. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "Jockeying Begins to Take European Central Bank’s Reins From Draghi," 7 July 2018 The Cavs bring back a group of veterans led by Kevin Love, who has an opt-out after next season but could conceivably be dangled as trade bait. Jeremy Woo,, "Examining the Biggest Ripple Effects of LeBron James's Decision to Join Lakers," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of conceivably

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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