Definition of Mayhap

1. Adverb. By chance. "It may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"




Definition of Mayhap

1. adv. Perhaps; peradventure.

Definition of Mayhap

1. Adverb. (archaic) maybe, perhaps, possibly, perchance: ¹

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Definition of Mayhap

1. maybe [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mayhap

mayblossom
mayblossoms
maybush
maybushes
mayday
maydays
mayed
mayeng
mayenite
mayest
mayfish
mayflies
mayflower
mayflowers
mayfly
mayhap (current term)
mayhappen
mayhaps
mayhaw
mayhem
mayhemic
mayhems
mayidism
maying
mayingite
mayings
mayn't
mayo
mayonnaise
mayonnaiselike

Literary usage of Mayhap

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1. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"mayhap you may be shame-faced ; some maidens, thof they love a man well enough, yet they don't саге to tell 'n so to 's face. If that's the case, why, ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare: The Plays Ed. from the Folio of MDCXXIII by William Shakespeare (1871)
"... could have looked on him only as the probable inheritor of his father's little wealth, the possible recipient of his father's little honors, or mayhap, ..."

3. American Lands and Letters by Donald Grant Mitchell (1904)
"trained English servants are wanting; mayhap, too, there was a silent bemoaning of the lack of Hawthorne in 1862. From a photograph taken by ..."

4. Memoirs of the Life of William Shakespeare: With an Essay Toward the by Richard Grant White (1866)
"... but in that commendation, "quality" may include play-writing as well as play-acting; and mayhap it refers with some vagueness to both. ..."

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