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Meaning & Definition of Possibly in English

English

Possibly

/pɑsəbli/

adverb

1. By chance

  • "Perhaps she will call tomorrow"
  • "We may possibly run into them at the concert"
  • "It may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"
    synonym:
  • possibly
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  • perchance
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  • perhaps
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  • maybe
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  • mayhap
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  • peradventure

2. To a degree possible of achievement or by possible means

  • "They can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?"
    synonym:
  • possibly

Examples of using

What could they possibly tell us that we don't already know.
He possibly argued with his wife, but certainly did not beat her.
She might possibly know the answer.