Definition of possibly
- possibly he will recover
- a political libel which may possibly damage me
- —G. B. Shaw
he may possibly recover after such a serious mistake, but it doesn't seem likely
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—used to say something might happen, exist, or be true but is not certain
—used to show shock or surprise at something
—used to ask for something politely
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