Part of speech: adverb

By chance: perhaps.

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Usage examples "haply":

  1. Haply thou shalt abide upon the face of the earth till it please Almighty Allah to receive thee; but, an thou fall again into his hand, he will not suffer thee to live a single hour." - "Supplemental Nights, Volume 1", Richard F. Burton.
  2. " Content," quoth he, " since of one womb ybore, We brothers are, your fortune good esteem To encounter me whose word prevaileth more In Godfrey's hearing than you haply deem: Mine aid I grant, and his I promise too, All that his sceptre, or my sword, can do." - "Jerusalem Delivered", Torquato Tasso.
  3. Haply relief shall follow misery. - "The Aeneid of Virgil", Virgil.