possibly Definition

  • 1used to convey that something may be the case or may happen
  • 2used to express uncertainty or doubt about something

Using possibly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "possibly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I will possibly attend the party tonight.

  • Example

    It is possibly the best movie I have ever seen.

  • Example

    He could possibly be the one who stole the money.

possibly Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with possibly

  • very probable


    It's more than likely that she will come to the meeting.

  • almost certainly


    In all probability, he will be late again.

  • chances are

    it is likely that


    Chances are, they won't be able to make it to the party.


Summary: possibly in Brief

The adverb 'possibly' [ˈpɑːsəbli] expresses uncertainty or doubt about something and conveys that something may be the case or may happen. It is often used in phrases like 'more than likely' and 'in all probability' to indicate high probability, and 'chances are' to indicate likelihood.

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