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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Synonyms for conceivably


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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SpaceX has a short 13-minute launch window, so the Falcon 9 rocket can conceivably launch up until 10:30AM ET. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch SpaceX launch and land its Falcon 9 rocket on the California coast," 12 June 2019 Someone living just over a time boundary could conceivably leave work at 6 p.m., drive for 15 minutes, and arrive home at 8:15 p.m. Oregon, at least, remains undeterred. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "Tired of daylight saving time? These places are trying to end it.," 8 Mar. 2019 That data could conceivably then be used to improve the ability of Russian weapons to detect and destroy the F-35. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Is Pausing Deliveries of F-35 Equipment to Turkey," 3 Apr. 2019 Even adults with no sperm or eggs could conceivably become biological parents. Jason Pontin, WIRED, "Science Is Getting Us Closer to the End of Infertility," 27 Mar. 2018 From there, the cone of uncertainty — the area where the storm could conceivably move — grows very wide. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Hurricane Florence will slow down. That’s a bad thing.," 12 Sep. 2018 So the Dolphins could conceivably dismiss such a suggestion. Armando Salguero, miamiherald, "Miami Dolphins draft yields no quarterback and no hope for a miracle | Miami Herald," 28 Apr. 2018 If that was the only way to verify your identity (i.e., no password), then yes, conceivably. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "WebAuthn: What you need to know about the future of the passwordless Web," 7 Mar. 2019 With more people suffering from these diseases, healthcare costs will conceivably skyrocket. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Could Cost The United States Economy Hundreds of Billions Annually," 26 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of conceivably

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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