from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Archaic Perhaps; perchance.
- n. Chance or uncertainty; doubt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. perchance or maybe; perhaps
- n. chance, doubt or uncertainty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing.
- n. Chance; hap; hence, doubt; question.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perchance; perhaps; it may be.
- n. Doubt; question; uncertainty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. by chance
- n. doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case
As for that, said the knight, I will be avised; but an thou wilt tell me thy name peradventure I will tell thee mine.
Might have known that "peradventure" would pop up.
I speake my minde freely of all things, yea, of such as peradventure exceed my sufficiencie, and that no way I hold to be of my jurisdiction.
Elsewhere, the greatest certitude as to Him is a 'peradventure'; Jesus alone says 'Verily, verily.'
It is not enough, perhaps, to reach the ear of his auditor: 'peradventure' he too 'will also pierce it.'
One of them, based on vague memories of the Elizabethan English of the Authorized Version (albeit much of its language was borrowed from Tyndale's 16th-century translation), is that Classical Hebrew tends to be long-winded and is overloaded with the equivalents of "peradventure,"
If The People knew just what their money was being spent on and in what amounts, I am certain beyond a peradventure that they would be deeply shocked at many of the things upon which their hard-earned money is spent .... or rather blown.
Thirty there were at least of them, not counting other gods that were neither black nor white, but that still, two-legged, upright and garmented, were beyond all peradventure gods.
It was at this stage that the players sat up and knew beyond peradventure that big hands were out.
Yet he was capable of knowing beyond all peradventure of a doubt that three bones are more than two bones, and that ten dogs compose a more redoubtable host than do two dogs.