Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

chanceable +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Defence of Poesie

  • 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.

    The Defense of Poesy

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