Definition of perchance in English:


Syllabification: per·chance
Pronunciation: /pərˈCHans


archaic or • literary
  • By some chance; perhaps: we dare not go ashore lest perchance we should fall into some snare
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    • I must put away this lovely diary posthaste, lest someone perchance read it and learn of my secret identity!
    • Anyway, I wish you a great life Scarlet and perchance we shall meet again.
    • Or maybe, perchance, every human born unto this world is in possession of a soul.
    maybe, perhaps, possibly, for all one knows, it could be, it's possible, conceivably
    literary peradventure


Middle English: from Old French par cheance 'by chance'.

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