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pos·si·bly /ˈpɑ:səbli/ adverb
— used to say something might happen, exist, or be true but is not certain ▪ The exam will probably take you the whole hour to complete, possibly [=perhaps, maybe] even longer. ▪ The doctor says I might possibly regain full use of my hand. ▪ The fire could possibly have been caused by faulty wiring. ▪ It's possibly the worst movie I've ever seen. ▪ “Is it going to rain?” “Quite possibly.”
— used to show shock or surprise at something ▪ That cannot possibly be true. [=it is not possible that it is true] ▪ How could anyone possibly have done such a thing?
— used to ask for something politely ▪ Could you possibly get me some bread and milk while you're out?
— used to say that someone will do or has done everything that can be done to achieve something ▪ I will come as soon as I possibly can. ▪ I did all I possibly could to get here on time, but I got caught in traffic.
— used in negative statements to emphasize that something cannot or could not happen or be done ▪ I can't possibly tell you that. It's a secret. ▪ You couldn't possibly understand what I'm going through. ▪ You could not have possibly finished your homework in such a short amount of time.