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English definition of “possibly”


adverb (WITH CAN/COULD)    /ˈpɒs.ə.bli/ US  /ˈpɑː.sə-/
B2 used with 'can' or 'could' for emphasis: He can't possibly have drunk all that on his own! We did all that we possibly could to persuade her to come.Possible and probable B1 used in polite requests: Could I possibly ask you to move your chair a little?Polite expressions used when politely refusing offers: "Have another chocolate." "No, really, I couldn't possibly."Polite expressions
(Definition of possibly adverb (WITH CAN/COULD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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