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Peradventure definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PERADVENT'URE, adv. [L. venio, to come.] By chance; perhaps; it may be.
It has been used as a noun for doubt or question, but rather improperly. The word is obsolescent and inelegant.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case; "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent" adv
1: 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" [syn: possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure]

Merriam Webster's

I. adverb Etymology: Middle English par aventure, from Anglo-French, by chance Date: 14th century archaic perhaps, possibly II. noun Date: 1627 1. doubt <a fact established beyond peradventure> 2. chance 4a <beyond peradventure of doubt>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. & n. archaic or joc. --adv. perhaps. --n. uncertainty; chance; conjecture; doubt (esp. beyond or without peradventure). Etymology: ME f. OF per or par auenture by chance (as PER, ADVENTURE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Peradventure Per`ad*ven"ture, adv. & conj. [OE. per aventure, F. par aventure. See Per, and Adventure.] By chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing. ``If peradventure he speak against me.'' --Shak. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city. --Gen. xviii. 24.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Peradventure Per`ad*ven"ture, n. Chance; hap; hence, doubt; question; as, proved beyond peradventure. --South.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. (Rare.) Perhaps, perchance, it may be, by chance, maybe, haply, mayhap, possibly.




 


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