adverb• archaic or • literary
- By any chance; perhaps: great fear and passion shook my heart lest haply thou wert deadMore example sentences
- He must cease to seek occasions of quarrelling, lest, haply, the common enemy should come suddenly and finding him fighting with his neighbour, should have an easy victory over both.
- 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.