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Definitions for perhaps
pərˈhæpsper·haps

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventureadverb

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perhapsadverb

    Peradventure; it may be.

    Etymology: per and hap.

    Perhaps the good old man that kiss’d his son,
    And left a blessing on his head,
    His arms about him spread,
    Hopes yet to see him ere his glass be run. Thomas Flatman.

    Somewhat excellent may be invented, perhaps more excellent than the first design, though Virgil must be still excepted, when that perhaps takes place. Dryden.

    His thoughts inspir’d his tongue,
    And all his soul receiv’d a real love.
    Perhaps new graces darted from her eyes,
    Perhaps soft pity charm’d his yielding soul,
    Perhaps her love, perhaps her kingdom charm’d him. Smith.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perhapsadverb

    by chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be

  2. Etymology: [Per + hap chance.]

Freebase

  1. Perhaps

    Perhaps is the fourth album released by the Scottish New Wave band, Associates. It is the first album without founding multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perhaps

    per-haps′, adv. it may be: possibly.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #258

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Written Corpus Frequency: #248

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Adverbs Frequency: #40

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perhaps in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perhaps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of perhaps in a Sentence

  1. Lucy Nicholson:

    One of the most striking things about the World Cup compared to the Olympics, is how male it is: the vast majority of fans, media, and obviously players are male, given this, it was surprising how little rowdiness I witnessed ... I found ordinary Russians, particularly women, to be invariably kind and warm ... This welcoming behavior could have been inspired by pride in a national event or perhaps by the balmy weather, but much of it seemed spontaneous and genuine.

  2. Khaled Meshaal:

    This is a plea from me to the Trump administration -- the new American administration -- break out from the wrong approaches of the past and which did not arrive at a result. And perhaps to grab the opportunity presented by Hamas' document.

  3. Paris Match:

    Metallic banging can also be heard more than three times, perhaps of the pilot trying to open the cockpit door with a heavy object. Towards the end, after a heavy shake, stronger than the others, the screaming intensifies. Then nothing.

  4. Larry Kudlow:

    It is historic, it is written down, it was agreed to by the Chinese who were here two weeks ago, but it has to pass through the political filter of President Xi and the politburo, perhaps a meeting of the leaders later this month or in April. Perhaps.

  5. Jon Samet:

    We are exceeding too quickly these trajectories as the epidemic propagates, the curve is going up steeply, perhaps even more steeply than we estimated earlier in the week.

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