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peradventure - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'peradventure' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Peradventure [ adv. & conj.]
- By chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing.
2 . Peradventure [ n.]
- Chance; hap; hence, doubt; question; as, proved beyond peradventure.

Meaning of 'peradventure' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . peradventure [ n]
Meaning (1):
- doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case
Example in sentence:
  • this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent
2 . peradventure [ r]
Meaning (2):
- by chance
Example in sentence:
  • it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time;
  • perhaps she will call tomorrow;
  • we may possibly run into them at the concert