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There is a chance of showers today and possibly a thunderstorm.
'Do we have enough money to get a car?' 'Possibly.'
He is quite possibly the most experienced climber in the world.
What could I possibly have that you want?
How can anyone possibly spend an hour in the shower?
She's done everything she could possibly think of to help.
You can't possibly ask them to risk their lives.
Could you possibly give me a lift to work?
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a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used
the distance from the centre of a circle to its edge, or a straight line from the centre to the edge
a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …
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Definition of possibly from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.