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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potentiallyadverb

    with a possibility of becoming actual

    "he is potentially dangerous"; "potentially useful"


  1. potentiallyadverb

    In a manner showing much potential; with the possibility of happening in a given way.

  2. potentiallyadverb

    Powerfully, strongly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potentiallyadverb

    with power; potently

  2. Potentiallyadverb

    in a potential manner; possibly, not positively

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'potentially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3895

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'potentially' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4261

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'potentially' in Adverbs Frequency: #269

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potentially in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of potentially in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of potentially in a Sentence

  1. Hayden Manning:

    Morrison has to stay on message, he can ill afford to be forced on the defensive on issues like this that are potentially very damaging.

  2. Susan Hough:

    Deep injection of waste water, now recognized to potentially induce earthquakes, in fact began in the state in the 1930s.

  3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.

  4. Robert Kaplan:

    Because of the shock of this... will consumer behavior just be more cautious? it's not just the safety concerns... it's also financial and potentially job insecurity which might cause them to save more and spend less.

  5. Lauren McEvatt:

    This is a man who sat at the very heart of the decision-making processes around one of the biggest crises this country has faced, the idea that he has nothing to say that is of value, or indeed nothing that could potentially damage the government, is naïve.

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