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English Dictionary: peradventure by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
peradventure
adv
  1. by chance; "perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"
    Synonym(s): possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure
n
  1. doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case; "this proves beyond peradventure that he is innocent"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peradventure \Per`ad*ven"ture\, n.
      Chance; hap; hence, doubt; question; as, proved beyond
      peradventure. --South.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peradventure \Per`ad*ven"ture\, adv. & conj. [OE. per aventure,
      F. par aventure. See {Per}, and {Adventure}.]
      By chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing. [bd]If
      peradventure he speak against me.[b8] --Shak.
  
               Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city.
                                                                              --Gen. xviii.
                                                                              24.
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