peradventure


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Synonyms for peradventure

doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case

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Peradventure, hadst thou met earlier with a better love than mine, this evil had not been.
Howbeit, grant them not their full demand at once, for thou shalt find it the quality of this accursed people that they will ask pounds, and peradventure accept of ounces Nevertheless, be it as thou willest, for I am distracted in this thing, and what would my gold avail me if the child of my love should perish
For Jerry had learned partings, and beyond all peradventure this was a parting, though little he dreamed that he would again meet Michael across the years and across the world, in a fabled valley of far California, where they would live out their days in the hearts and arms of the beloved gods.
And even if there should be some one who is able to disprove the truth of my words, and who is satisfied that justice is best, still he is not angry with the unjust, but is very ready to forgive them, because he also knows that men are not just of their own free will; unless, peradventure, there be some one whom the divinity within him may have inspired with a hatred of injustice, or who has attained knowledge of the truth--but no other man.
His parents will still be the ones controlling your home if peradventure you both get married.
But we understand by this no more than that in its broader outline a plot is never copyrightable, for it is plain beyond peradventure that anticipation as such cannot invalidate a copyright.
The two men do, however, aspire to precise renderings of the battle and its results, as Tristram asks the reader to picture his uncle, Gazette in hand, "reading the paragraph ten times over to [Trim], as he was at work, lest, peradventure, he should make the breach an inch too wide,--or leave it an inch too narrow.
of nature, Hobbes admitted: "It may peradventure be thought, there
The existence of a player-gambler conspiracy is established beyond peradventure by the in- and out-of-court admissions of Sox stars Eddie Cicotte, Joe Jackson, Lefty Williams, and Happy Felsch, as well as those of gamblers Bill Burns and Billy Maharg.
Here files of ballads dangle from dead walls, Advertisements of giant-size from high Press forward in all colours on the sight: These, bold in conscious merit, lower down, That, fronted with a most imposing word, Is peradventure one in masquerade.
In 1572 Sir Thomas Smith wrote to advise his son, who was about to set out for Ireland, that "for the first year there, and peradventure the second, ye shall do well to take one sure and convenient place to make a fort, as Byrso was to Dido, and Mons Aventinus to Romulus.
It is settled beyond peradventure that incidental collections occurring as a result of constitutionally permissible acquisitions do not render those acquisitions unlawful.
That being so, the court is not concerned with how meritorious the suggestion may be, as put forth in argument by counsel, that because a substantial part of the total number of employees belong to the applicant union a vote should be directed to make certain, beyond peradventure, as to the opinion of others.
7) Hobbes has America in mind in his theoretical picture of the "state of nature" when he writes in the Leviathan, "It may peradventure be thought, there was never such a time nor condition of war as this; and I believe it was never generally so, over all the world.
The over-scrupulous, warns Richard Hooker, "cast themselves first into verie great and peradventure needlesse agonies through misconstruction of things spoaken, about proportioning our greifes to our sinnes: for which they never thinck they have wept and mourned enough" (3:101).