mayhap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv mayhap 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Mayhap Perhaps; peradventure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mayhap Peradventure; it may happen; perhaps.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Mayhap perhaps
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Usage

In literature:

Mayhap his learning would protect him.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Mayhap the strange white men could be made to give even twenty sticks for a priceless copper.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Mayhap the dogs will lead us out if we put them to it.
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
But to speak to her again, and mayhap see her face!
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Some of the gods may be well pleased with his music, and mayhap a bloodless man or two.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
Mayhap I could cure you of that complaint.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
Mayhap I will, if I think on't.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
I trust soothly, to go but for a season, though mayhap a long one; but not home.
"Mistress Margery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Mayhap it was as well for Carlos that the sports were now ended, and the fiesta about to close.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Mayhap three of him, or four, might make a man amongst them.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
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In poetry:

And no odor of mignonette there is,
But the breath of morn on the dewy lawn;
And mayhap from causes as slight as this
The quaint old legend is born.
"A Newport Romance" by Francis Bret Harte
Nay, do not ask me, Sweet, if I have loved before,
Or if, mayhap, in other years to be,
A younger, fairer face than thine I know,
I'll love her more than thee.
"Nay, Do Not Ask" by Madge Morris Wagner
And who knows? mayhap some wave,
From His footstep long ago,
With the blessing which He gave
After ages ebb and flow,
Cometh in from yonder sea,
With a blessing sweet for me.
"Sea Rest" by Abram Joseph Ryan
"Proud was I of my boy, and well I might,
For he, too, had the gift of thought and song;
And his I sang to make my labour light,
While he toil'd at his books, that mayhap did him wrong.
"Old Adam" by Alexander Anderson
Mayhap you are youthful Hope,
Who arrives from time to time Cloaked in magic From a land unknown?
Merciless as Hope,
Sweetest joy you show us
For a moment, then Take it back and fly away.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky
The old knight muttered under his breath,
“Then mayhap ye shall but ride to death.”
But Maltete turned him quickly round,
“Bind me this gray-beard under ground!
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris

In news:

or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.
Mayhap he was struck with a Memory Charm or the Confundus Charm, because Wil Wright has no clear memory of how the Lil iFFy phenomenon got started.
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