Definitions

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  • adv. In a conceivable manner, possibly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a conceivable, supposable, or intelligible manner; possibly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. within the realm of possibility

Etymologies

conceivable +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tom @900: Could the name conceivably be Bayntun instead of "Bathtun"?

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • Even though we haven’t gone through armageddon or an apocalypse (though some would probably beg to differ), we are living in what conceivably is someones future.

    The Last Train | SciFi UK Review

  • The thought that the label could conceivably lose *NSYNC was a nightmare to him.

    Out of Sync

  • Authentic or not, the fact that both men used essentially the same phrase conceivably could be merely "a pun of destiny," as Arthur Koestler once described the notion of coincidence.

    A Pun Of Destiny?

  • But as long as the courts were willing to let discrimination stand if the justification for it was "conceivably" logical in the abstract, it was tough to win the parenting argument.

    Matt Coles: The Legal Importance of the Iowa Marriage Decision

  • Action #3: Failing to disclose the allowance of the CIP to the examiner of the '716 patent, which could have "conceivably" triggered a double-patenting rejection:

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • In a sprightly 5-4 decision, Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst wrote that Woo's practical joke was an integral, if odd, part of the assistant's dental surgery and "conceivably" should trigger the professional liability coverage of his policy....

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • It might be that the cosmical bodies which were still nebulous owed their later development to some conditions of the part of space where they occurred, such as conceivably a greater original homogeneity, in consequence of which condensation began less early.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891

  • Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat who said yesterday he will "conceivably" have a deal with Republicans by then.

    Bloomberg

  • First, the Los Angeles Times 'Doyle McManus has admitted to me on air (transcript here) that the stories "conceivably" could help terrorists avoid capture.

    Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog

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