perchance

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adverb per·chance \pər-ˈchan(t)s\

Examples of perchance in a sentence

  1. To sleep: perchance to dream… Shakespeare, Hamlet

  2. <perchance he is playing the devil's advocate, and the opinions he has expressed are not actually his own>

Origin and Etymology of perchance

Middle English parchaunce, from Anglo-French par chance, by chance


First Known Use: 14th century


PERCHANCE Defined for English Language Learners

perchance

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adverb per·chance \pər-ˈchan(t)s\

Definition of perchance for English Language Learners

  • : maybe but not definitely


PERCHANCE Defined for Kids

perchance

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adverb per·chance \pər-ˈchans\

Definition of perchance for Students

  1. :  perhaps



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