Definition of Perchance

1. Adverb. Through chance,. "To sleep, perchance to dream.."

Exact synonyms: By Chance
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism



2. Adverb. By chance. "It may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"

Definition of Perchance

1. adv. By chance; perhaps; peradventure.

Definition of Perchance

1. Adverb. perhaps; by chance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perchance

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perchance

perceptual disorders
perceptual distortion
perceptual expansion
perceptual experience
perceptual masking
perceptual set
perceptualize
perceptualized
perceptualizes
perceptualizing
perceptually
perceptuomotor
perces
percesoces
perch
perchance (current term)
perched
perched wetland
percher
perchers
perchery
perches
perching
perching bird
perching birds
perchings
perchless
perchlike
perchlorate
perchlorates

Literary usage of Perchance

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1. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"genius upon the wane, striking a last blow for the ideals, mistaken, perchance, but manfully pursued, which Florence followed through the several stages of ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Thus said, at least, my mountain-guide, Though deep perchance the villain lied.' 1 Yet why a second venture try ? ' ' A warrior thou, and ask me why ! ..."

3. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"... where the weary voyageur could read the journal of some other sailor, whose bark had ploughed, perchance, more famous and classic seas. ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Brave, frank, open-hearted, steadfast, generous, unselfish—a soul which had, perchance, in its abounding energy, over-weighted itself with too much and too ..."

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