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- adv. by chance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By chance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Casually; by chance.
Although indeed the Senate of Poets hath chosen verse as their fittest raiment: meaning as in matter, they passed all in all, so in manner, to go beyond them: not speaking table talke fashion, or like men in a dreame, words as they chanceably fall from the mouth, but peasing each sillable of eache word by just proportion, according to the dignitie of the suject.
Although indeed the senate of poets hath chosen verse as their fittest raiment, meaning, as in matter they passed all in all, so in manner to go beyond them; not speaking, table-talk fashion, or like men in a dream, words as they chanceably fall from the mouth, but peizing7 each syllable of each word by just proportion, according to the dignity of the subject.
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