Definitions

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  • adverb maybe, perhaps.

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Examples

  • So Sigurd proved the sword, and brake it even as the first; then he said to Regin — “Ah, art thou, mayhappen, a traitor and a liar like to those former kin of thine?”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • She answers, “In good liking livest thou, whereas thou thrustest these slayings before me, but mayhappen thou wilt rue it, when thou hast tried what is to come hereafter; and of all I have, the longest-lived matter shall be the memory of thy cruel heart, nor shall it go well with thee whiles I live.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Now he spake to her again: I see that thou art wroth with me, lady; but mayhappen it is not so ill that I have happened on thee; for this dale hath a bad name for more than one thing, and is scarce meet for damsels to wander in.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Nay, I deem that the lovelings be stowed away in some corner of the isle without the house, and that mayhappen we shall find them there; and yet I trow not before we have made guile meet guile, and overcome the sorceress.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Thereat she was a little troubled, because she thought that mayhappen the Sending Boat had gone astray, and that if the wight thereof were not wending the old road, maybe he was not making for the old haven.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • But bear in mind, fair lord, how once on a time thou wouldst have me out-a-gates, would I, would I not, and now, will I, will I not, thou wouldst keep me within; so have times changed, and mayhappen they may change yet again.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • That saw Sir Aymeris the castellan; and when they had broken fast and were getting to horse, he came to her and said: Lady, the day is yet young, and if we fetch a compass by a way that I wot of we shall see places new to thee, and mayhappen somewhat wonderful, and yet come home timely to the castle.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • But mayhappen thou shalt be afraid to come with me into the depths of the wildwood, for thither would I lead thee.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Said the mother: Yea, mayhappen, yet but as a bird with a string to its leg.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Birdalone, and mayhappen of the Quest, so wise as we knew she was.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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