[per-chans, -chahns]
Literary. perhaps; maybe; possibly.
Archaic. by chance.

1300–50; Middle English, variant of par chance by chance < Anglo-French. See per, chance Unabridged
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perchance (pəˈtʃɑːns)
1.  perhaps; possibly
2.  by chance; accidentally
[C14: from Anglo-French par chance; see per, chance]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., parchaunce, from O.Fr. par cheance, lit. "by chance." With L. per substituted c.1400 for Fr. cognate par.
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Example sentences
He fears silence and seems to be angling for music to sleep by, perchance a lullaby.
If perchance their interest should lend to lag, candidates for political office will take care that it is revived.
Perchance you are in the midst of your era of causal profundity.
Perchance it has happened, mon ami, you know of my unworthy lays.
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