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[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman par chance : par, by (from Latin per; see per) + chance, chance (from Old French; see chance).]
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1. perhaps; possibly
2. by chance; accidentally
[C14: from Anglo-French par chance; see per, chance]
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1. perhaps; maybe; possibly.
2. Archaic. by chance.
[1300–50; Middle English, variant of par chance by chance < Anglo-French]
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|Adv.||1.||perchance - through chance, "To sleep, perchance to dream.."|
|2.||perchance - 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"|
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adverb (Archaic or poetic) perhaps, probably, maybe, possibly, by chance, mayhap (archaic), peradventure (archaic), for all you know, haply (archaic) Are we, perchance, overlooking one small detail?
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perchance[pəˈtʃɑːns] ADV (liter) (= by chance) → por ventura, acaso; (= perhaps) → acaso, tal vez
to sleep, perchance to dream → dormir, acaso or tal vez soñar
are they perchance afraid of me? → ¿acaso les doy miedo?
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adv (old) → vielleicht
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perchance[pəˈtʃɑːns] adv (old) (perhaps) → forse
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