peradventure

[ pur-uh d-ven-cher, per- ]SEE DEFINITION OF peradventure
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Peradventure they be gentlemen of repute, and might hit back.

The danger is past, and they are safe beyond the possibility of a peradventure.

"Peradventure the prisoner can explain how he came by the document," said Justice Hide.

And would the men, peradventure, be wearing the livery of the House of Santafior?

The peradventure of that Cassy got before he could utter it.

There was no impossibility there, no doubt even, or the peradventure of one.

But, peradventure, it may be sagaciously urged, how is this?

And you are going to make the North Pole beyond a peradventure.

That worthy had his future fixed for him beyond a peradventure.

Serving Him with humility, I may peradventure be found worthy of advancement.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Middle English peraventure (mid-15c.), from per auenture (late 13c.), from Old French par aventure (see adventure). Refashioned as though from Latin.

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