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[sentence adverb] It is conceivable or imaginable that.‘it may conceivably cause liver disease’
possibly, conceivably, feasibly, plausibly, probably, maybe, perhaps, potentiallyView synonyms
- ‘Those driving the former cop cars off the lots could conceivably be pulled over and ordered into inspection by real cops.’
- ‘Golam is now 23, and could conceivably be in racing for the next 20 years.’
- ‘And that, as I may conceivably have mentioned before, is what the whole business of making movies is all about.’
- ‘Is it human nature to push things as far back as conceivably possible, or is it just me?’
- ‘Who else can conceivably be held accountable for a decision reached at a meeting chaired by the highest executive authority in the land?’
- ‘The only health hazard from the pyres is the smoke itself, he says, which could conceivably cause problems for asthmatics.’
- ‘I simply want to see another Conservative Government as soon as conceivably possible.’
- ‘Any suggestion that a young actress might conceivably relish the kind of dramas she has experienced lately is met with patient denial.’
- ‘A major Supreme Court decision on the issue conceivably could change a few votes.’
- ‘Biological weapons could conceivably wipe out populations over vast areas.’
- ‘If all other candidates received one or two votes each, Kusugak could conceivably have won with only three votes.’
- ‘It could conceivably do the same for pictures, but that is a way off.’
- ‘I confess I didn't find it especially exciting, but others conceivably might.’
- ‘A good number seem to think that moving to the inside lane when possible means zooming into any space that might conceivably take a car for a few yards.’
- ‘The events at Middle School Number One are beyond anything that most people could ever conceivably experience.’
- ‘Pietersen at the time was playing as if he might turn the advantage back England's way, and conceivably even give them a first innings lead.’
- ‘Thus the southern sweep is possible as Vitter could even conceivably get a majority tomorrow.’
- ‘At this rate, in seven years, he could conceivably have spent a million dollars.’
- ‘For now, Hansen has provided all the detail you could possibly want and much more than you could conceivably need.’
- ‘By the time I was four I could count to any number a four-year old could conceivably come across and found basic arithmetic easy.’
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