Hypertext Webster Gateway: "possibly"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Possibly \Pos"si*bly\, adv.
In a possible manner; by possible means; especially, by
extreme, remote, or improbable intervention, change, or
exercise of power; by a chance; perhaps; as, possibly he may

Can we . . . possibly his love desert? --Milton.

When possibly I can, I will return. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 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" [syn: {perchance}, {perhaps}, {maybe}, {peradventure}]
2: with a possibility of becoming actual; "introducing possibly
dangerous innovations"; "he is potentially dangerous";
"potentially useful" [syn: {potentially}]
3: in a manner or to a degree possible of conceiving; "is it
possibly true?" [ant: {impossibly}]
4: to a degree possible of achievement or by possible means;
"they can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?"
[ant: {impossibly}]

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