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perchance (adv.)

"perhaps, possibly, maybe," mid-14c., parchaunce, from Old French par cheance, literally "by chance." With Latin per substituted c. 1400 for French cognate par. See per + chance (n.).

updated on March 24, 2020

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Definitions of perchance from WordNet

perchance (adv.)
through chance;
To sleep, perchance to dream...
Synonyms: by chance
perchance (adv.)
by chance;
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