conceivably

adverb
con·​ceiv·​ably | \ kən-ˈsē-və-blē How to pronounce conceivably (audio) \

Definition of conceivably

1 : in a conceivable manner
2 : it may be conceived : possibly we could conceivably finish next week

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Examples of conceivably in a Sentence

we could conceivably finish the project next week
Recent Examples on the Web Considering the climate, Smialek commented on the notion that Parma City Schools could conceivably make a statement by getting rid of the Redmen mascot on its own. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma City School District discussing future of Parma High School’s Redmen logo," 6 July 2020 As she is charged with federal crimes, she will be housed in a federal facility, and therefore could conceivably be held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein died. CBS News, "Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested, accused of "unspeakable" crimes," 2 July 2020 The kind of monster that conceivably could halt the publication of a news story — say, for example, the one about the Russian bounties on the heads of American soldier — because of purely political considerations. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "Now the world can read Mary Trump’s blistering book about her uncle. Holding it back would have been pure censorship.," 2 July 2020 Symptoms also might not show up for many months, conceivably, meaning more cases could emerge than current rates suggest. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, "Paging Dr. Hamblin: What Is the Coronavirus Doing to Kids?," 1 July 2020 There would be no high-fiving, spitting or anything else that might conceivably transmit the coronavirus. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "Sports Comebacks’ Biggest Foe? Night Clubs," 25 June 2020 Most of this work has sought to determine what direct evidence for the quantum vacuum origin would look like and whether it could conceivably be measured. Brendan Z. Foster, Scientific American, "Did Galaxies Grow from Quantum Static?," 17 June 2020 It’s that thinking that informed a study Block recently published in Nature Human Behavior, describing a few kinds of social bubbles that could conceivably slow outbreaks of Covid-19. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, "The strategies to help you build a lower-risk Covid social bubble," 17 June 2020 Johnson could conceivably redshirt if graduate transfer Ben Skowronek and graduate senior Javon McKinley are their rotating backups. Carter Karels, The Indianapolis Star, "How an incoming Notre Dame receiver can be a low-key 5-star recruit," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of conceivably

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conceivably.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conceivably. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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