Part of speech: adverb

By chance: perhaps.

Part of speech: adverb

Perchance; perhaps.

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Usage examples "peradventure":

  1. My father was wont to say that Mar Shalmon was strange and peradventure not possessed of all his senses to neglect his store of wealth and treasure. - "Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends", Gertrude Landa.
  2. Of a truth it doth indeed, fair lord, albeit 'tis passing hard to say, though peradventure that will not tarry but better speed with usage. - "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 3.", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
  3. During the assault not one of the garrison had been taken prisoner, and certain it was that the besiegers had not left the vicinity of the fort for such length of time as would be sufficient to enable them to procure captives elsewhere, therefore did we know beyond a peradventure who the victims would be, but why only two were to suffer was something at which we could not even so much as guess. - "The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley", James Otis.