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percase Line breaks: per|case
Pronunciation: /pəˈkeɪs/

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Definition of percase in English:


By some chance; perhaps: I may percase use less diligence to serve and gain more quietness next
More example sentences
  • There were some things requisite in the manner of the levy for the better strengthening of the same, which percase could not be done without parliament.
  • He laughed exceedingly, diverse times clapping his hands on his thighs for joy: percase to shadow out the delight, that both himself, and sinners take in their sins.
  • I read your grace's great letters, and would have laid them up without further answer, were it not that, percase, my so doing might be mistaken.


Late Middle English: from Old French par cas 'by chance'.

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