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 By demonstrating so clearly and comprehensively Trump’s culpability before, on, and after January 6, 2021, the House select committee has strengthened the hands of his potential G.O.P. rivals, and this could conceivably be its biggest legacy. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 In this case, the arcs could instead conceivably be two distinct but similar galaxies, each experiencing its own instance of gravitational lensing. Fionna M. D. Samuels, Scientific American, 21 July 2022 After all, this is a man who could conceivably partner with any brand in the world. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 18 July 2022 Since one of those activities in the real world could conceivably be swimming with sea life, the team decided to get huge blow-up dolphins. Zulekha Nathoo, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 That could conceivably include the texts sent and received by former White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato and former Trump security detail leader Bobby Engel and other senior leaders in the Secret Service. Maria Sacchetti And Carol D. Leonnig, Anchorage Daily News, 15 July 2022 From sheep-herding trials and Barn Hunt (an event that challenges dogs to sniff out fake rats in hay bales) to choreographed dance, canine sports run the gamut from the conceivably practical to the totally whimsical. Outside Online, 5 July 2022 Since Barstool Sportsbook doesn’t limit the refund to a specific sport, the player could conceivably use it on any other game taking place this week. Xl Media, cleveland, 20 June 2022 But that was in March, a time when anything about the Big 12 still felt new and the awkwardness of looking so far ahead could conceivably be played off as a joke. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of conceivably

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Conceivably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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