perhaps
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /pəˈhæps/
  • (America) IPA: /pɚˈhæps/
  • (America) (colloquial) IPA: /ˈpɹæps/
Adverb

perhaps (not comparable)

  1. Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.
    Perhaps John will come over for dinner.
  2. (rare) By chance.
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perhaps (plural perhapses)

  1. An uncertainty.
    • 1870, The Missionary Herald (volumes 66-67, page 167)
      I cannot conceive what atheism, or skepticism, or positivism could do for me now, with their negations, and endless and contradictory perhapses, and perhapses, and perhapses.



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