Definition of haply in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhapli/

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archaic or literary
By any chance; perhaps: great fear and passion shook my heart lest haply thou wert dead
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  • We have indeed made clear for you the signs, that haply you will understand.
  • Search every cave with utmost care If haply Rama's queen be there.
  • He explained, in all good humour, that he refrained from taking the title assumed by his father lest haply he should besmirch it.

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