American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Perhaps; perchance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Peradventure; it may happen; perhaps.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Prov. or Dialectic Perhaps; peradventure.
- adv. by chance
- From the phrase “it may hap”. (Wiktionary)
- From the phrase it may hap. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Where others cringed in the face of officialism, the ex-ambassador had stepped forth as a master: he had shown a badge, spoken a word mayhap, and the man in the tent who had made other people tremble, stood up deferentially and obeyed all commands.”
“There's dust on the road to the east, mayhap a kay east of the town.”
“What meanest thou by 'mayhap'?" demanded Sir Thomas.”
“If you should choose to lay out a trifle of twenty pieces upon their comfort, I shall see that their food is such as mayhap many of them never got at their own tables.”
“Standing within earshot of a lute will cause some people to regress to the level of a medieval simpleton who uses the word "mayhap" in sentences, refers to women as "comely wenches" and pretends not to understand what a radio (or "sorcerous talking box") is.”
“Somehow, drhunt reminds me a bit of an old troll named “jake”, who, I seem to recall, falsely claimed to be a WWII veteran (or Vietnam vet, mayhap).”
“It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil.”
“Because the crime in question involves an especially severe degree of moral turpitude, mayhap?”
“A couple of years ago, a thoughtful niece offered to come to Chicago for the summer to catalogue the collection, in return for room and board (and mayhap the opportunity to meet eligible young men), but then she got a summer job and has now gone on to graduate school.”
“When I become an old man, and mayhap a cripple, and should I need to make a living and be unable to do hard work, then would I become a bull-fighter.”
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