Pos·si·bly, adv. In a possible manner; by possible means; especially, by extreme, remote, or improbable intervention, change, or exercise of power; by a chance; perhaps; as, possibly he may recover.
Can we . . . possibly his love desert? --Milton.
When possibly I can, I will return. --Shak.
adv 1: by chance; "perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may
possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may
peradventure be thought that there never was such a
time" [syn: perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap,
2: with a possibility of becoming actual; "introducing possibly
dangerous innovations"; "he is potentially dangerous";
"potentially useful" [syn: potentially]
3: in a manner or to a degree possible of conceiving; "is it
possibly true?" [ant: impossibly]
4: to a degree possible of achievement or by possible means;
"they can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?"