haply

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Perhaps, perchance, possibly, peradventure (archaic), by chance, by accident, maybe, it may be, as luck may have it, as it may turn up, as it may happen.

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  • Haply — Hap ly (h[a^]p l[y^]), adv. By hap, chance, luck, or accident; perhaps; it may be. [1913 Webster] Lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. Acts v. 39. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haply — (adv.) late 14c., hapliche, from HAP (Cf. hap) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • haply — [hap′lē] adv. [ME hapliche: see HAP1 & LY2] Archaic by chance or accident; perhaps …   English World dictionary

  • haply — adverb by accident betrayed by a word haply overheard • Syn: ↑by chance, ↑by luck …   Useful english dictionary

  • haply — adverb Date: 14th century by chance, luck, or accident …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haply — /hap lee/, adv. Archaic. perhaps; by chance. [1325 75; ME hapliche. See HAP1, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • haply — adverb a) by accident or luck b) perhaps …   Wiktionary

  • haply — adv. possibly, by chance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • haply — adverb old use perhaps …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • haply — hap·ly …   English syllables

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