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possibly

[pos-uh-blee] /ˈpɒs ə bli/
adverb
1.
perhaps; maybe:
It may possibly rain today.
2.
in a possible manner:
She has all the money she can possibly use.
3.
by any possibility:
Could you possibly check this information for me?
Origin of possibly
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see possible, -ly
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  • George saw her coming, and wondered what could possibly be her errand.

    The Voyage of the Aurora Harry Collingwood
  • I know, better than you possibly can, what reasons I have to trust the strength of his affection.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • I have never used any, and could not possibly have done better.

  • The moral customs of their countries were possibly held by them lightly.

  • The Europeans might possibly withdraw and leave the Empire in peace.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
British Dictionary definitions for possibly

possibly

/ˈpɒsɪblɪ/
sentence substitute, adverb
1.
  1. perhaps or maybe
  2. (as sentence modifier): possibly he'll come
adverb
2.
by any chance; at all: he can't possibly come
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Word Origin and History for possibly
adv.

c.1400, from possible (adj.) + -ly (2).

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