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Today is your own. Tomorrow perchance may never come.
Swami Sivananda

Meaning of "perchance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PERCHANCE

From Anglo-French par chance.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PERCHANCE

perchance  [pəˈtʃɑːns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERCHANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Perchance is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES PERCHANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of perchance in the English dictionary

The definition of perchance in the dictionary is perhaps; possibly. Other definition of perchance is by chance; accidentally.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERCHANCE


advance
ədˈvɑːns
Afrikaans
ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns
bechance
bɪˈtʃɑːns
chance
tʃɑːns
dance
dɑːns
elance
ɪˈlɑːns
enhance
ɪnˈhɑːns
France
frɑːns
freelance
ˈfriːˌlɑːns
glance
ɡlɑːns
happenchance
ˈhæpənˌtʃɑːns
kans
kɑːns
lance
lɑːns
mischance
mɪsˈtʃɑːns
mumchance
ˈmʌmˌtʃɑːns
nuance
njuːˈɑːns
off-chance
ˈɒftʃɑːns
rance
rɑːns
trance
trɑːns
transe
trɑːns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERCHANCE

perceptive
perceptively
perceptiveness
perceptivity
perceptual
perceptual defence
perceptual mapping
perceptually
Perceval
perch
perched
percher
percheries
Percheron
perchery
perchlorate
perchloric acid
perchloride
perchloroethene
perchloroethylene

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERCHANCE

a dog´s chance
appearance
assistance
balance
Buckley´s chance
by chance
compliance
distance
fighting chance
hance
not a cat in hell´s chance
off chance
on the chance
on the off chance
on the off-chance
outside chance
snaphance
stand a chance
the main chance
treble chance

Synonyms and antonyms of perchance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERCHANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «perchance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of perchance

Translation of «perchance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERCHANCE

Find out the translation of perchance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of perchance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «perchance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

容或
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acaso
570 millions of speakers

English

perchance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुमकिन है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بالمصادفة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

случайно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

por acaso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দৈবাৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peut-être
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesilapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vielleicht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

恐らく
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우연히
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kepenak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không chừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒருவேளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिचलन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

belki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

forse
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przypadkiem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

випадково
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cumva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατά τύχη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

miskien
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

äventyrs
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

muligens
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of perchance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERCHANCE»

The term «perchance» is regularly used and occupies the 87.737 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERCHANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about perchance

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4 QUOTES WITH «PERCHANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word perchance.
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L. Wolfe Gilbert
Perchance the chemist is already damned and the guardian the blackest.
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Origen
But God, who is the beginning of all things, is not to be regarded as a composite being, lest perchance there should be found to exist elements prior to the beginning itself, out of which everything is composed, whatever that be which is called composite.
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Swami Sivananda
Today is your own. Tomorrow perchance may never come.
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Patti Smith
Some of us are born rebellious. Like Jean Genet or Arthur Rimbaud, I roam these mean streets like a villain, a vagabond, an outcast, scavenging for the scraps that may perchance plummet off humanity's dirty plates, though often sometimes taking a cab to a restaurant is more convenient.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERCHANCE»

Discover the use of perchance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to perchance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Perchance to Dream
When a sinister doctor pairs up with a sex-crazed eccentric to kidnap the psychotic Carol Sternwood, Marlowe's investigation leads him ever deeper into a decadent southern Californian underworld
Robert B. Parker, 1993
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Perchance
Remi Harris has a plan.
Lila Felix, 2012
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Perchance to Dream
On a routine mission to survey Domarus IV -- a class M world with no intelligent life -- a U.S.S. Enterprise™ shuttle crewed by Data, Troi and Wesley Crusher is captured by a race called the Tenirans who claim the world for themselves.
Howard Weinstein, 2000
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To sleep, perchance to dream: to sleep, perchance to dream : ...
One phrase in Sir Philip Sydney seems to capture the spirit of the collection:Come, Sleep!
Ferdinando Scianna, 1997
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Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2
She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world.
Lisa Mantchev, 2010
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Perchance: A Tale of the Paraverse
When the young apprentice Delbit Quint is "bought" by Dr. Faineworth, he arrives in an alternate history version of New York City to help the good doctor with his investigation of "Exxa.
Michael Kurland, 2012
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To Sleep... Perchance to Die
In this sexy, psychological thriller, Eurasian beauty Mai Faca plots to marry Jake Warden, a successful oral surgeon forbidden to her because of family honor.
Donald Grippo, 2014
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Perchance to Dream
It looked remarkably like a sterile, cold metallic coffin.
Mack Reynolds, 2011
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'to Sleep, Perchance. Apos: The Autobiograp
This is a retrospective journey through the better part of half a century, tracing the many career changes, sackings, resignations, heartaches and disappointments that have been the hallmark of this debilitating disorder.
Jonathan Strong, 2005
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Perchance to Dream
When the residents of Elm Street stop dreaming, a top psychiatrist discovers that the strange phenomena coincides with the escape of a young mental patient who can influence and even stop the dreams of others.
Natasha Rhodes, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERCHANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term perchance is used in the context of the following news items.
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SEIU- relationship fares badly
The arbitrator may ascertain wage increases for personnel and perchance ascertain if potential workers will not be ineligible for longevity pay. Sticking items ... «Observer News, Jul 15»
2
Review of The Spitfire Grill at the Union Theatre
Upon her release, she (yes, she – Percy is short for Perchance, apparently) heads straight for the little town of Gilead, Wisconsin, for the simple ... «London Theatre 1, Jul 15»
3
What Is Wrong with the West's Economies?
Education systems must put students in touch with the humanities in order to fuel the human desire to conceive the new and perchance to achieve innovations. «The New York Review of Books, Jul 15»
4
Foosball tourney comes to Old Salem
... foosball players aren't likely to show up to take part in this fundraiser for Old Salem, and if perchance they do, the locals are in deep trouble. «Winston-Salem Journal, Jul 15»
5
Why daytime sleeping is good
Perchance to dream. Scriptwriter and National Award winning filmmaker, Satyanshu Singh swears by his afternoon siesta, the benefits of which ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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WAM Picks: Pride on parade and lanterns in the park
Perchance Theatre presents Macbeth in the theatre at 169 Burnt Head Loop, Cupids, at 8:00 p.m.. Friday Music Listings. The Black Sheep: Bob ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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3 Tips on the Lost Art of Networking
This gaggle of power players in any particular industry was built through the planned lunch, the perchance encounter during a happy hour, ... «PRNewser, Jul 15»
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The 96-year-old archer who won gold at National Senior Games has …
“Secondly, I'm always looking if I did, perchance, beat somebody in one of the younger (age groups).” Although Edwards's activity level defies ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
An opportunity for reform
Perchance it is now opportune that an indepth study is conducted asking Jamaican citizens whether their preference is to vote for local and ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
10
Studies link sleep, Alzheimer's
WASHINGTON — To sleep, perchance to ... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's ... «South Bend Tribune, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Perchance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/perchance>. Aug 2019 ».
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