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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we could conceivably finish the project next week
Recent Examples on the Web These fees are generally in the range of $35 per overdraft, so a consumer could conceivably be hit with over $100 in fees in a single day, if multiple transactions can’t be processed due to a low account balance. Jon Picoult, Forbes, 10 June 2021 That could conceivably draw more predators that also like to feed on the fish, such as seals, sea lions and other seabirds. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 At the same time, Durant brings experience and remains a truly elite NBA talent, one who could conceivably lead the Nets to multiple NBA titles, with or without his star wingmen Harden and Irving. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 June 2021 Ten thousand new Dogecoins are programmed to be issued every minute for the rest of eternity, meaning the market cap could conceivably continue to rise. Chris Morris, Fortune, 2 June 2021 There are other structures and mechanisms (the cytoskeleton, for instance, the extracellular matrix, bioelectricity, or even simple protein clumping) that could conceivably be tasked with encoding memories. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 28 May 2021 Yet Faulconer or another candidate conceivably could win with just 20 to 30 percent. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2021 The Supreme Court's Mississippi decision could unsettle that balance by allowing more -- or conceivably all -- of those restrictive laws to go into effect, thrilling some voters and terrifying others. Ronald Brownstein, CNN, 25 May 2021 That could conceivably happen in next month’s Democratic primary. New York Times, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of conceivably

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of conceivably was in 1625

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16 Jun 2021

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“Conceivably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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