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Haply (often found in M. Edd., where O. Edd. have happily, q. v.) 1) fortunately: “in these thoughts myself almost despising, h. I think on thee,” Sonn. 29, 10. “if h. won, perhaps a hapless gain,” Gent. I, 1, 32. “h. I see a friend to save my life,” Err. V, 283. Shr. I, 1, 8. H6B V, 2, 79. H6C II, 5, 58.
2) perhaps: “lest I should do it wrong and h. of our old acquaintance tell,” Sonn. 89, 12. 101, 5. Gent. I, 1, 12, II, 4, 11. V, 60. Shr. Ind. 1, 136. V, 2, 171. All's III, 2, 80. III, 4, 35. IV, 1, 91. Tw. I, 2, 54. III, 3, 44. H4B I, 1, 32. H5 IV, 7, 181. H6B III, 1, 240. R3 II, 2, 137. III, 5, 60. III, 7, 144. IV, 4, 273 (Qq happily). Cor. V, 2, 16. Rom. V, 3, 165. Hml. III, 1, 179. III, 2, 186. Lr. I, 1, 102 (Ff happily). Oth. II, 1, 280 (Ff happily). III, 3, 263 (Qq happily). IV, 2, 44 (Ff happely). Ant. III, 13, 48. IV, 2, 26. Cymb. III, 3, 29. III, 5, 60.
3) just: “h. that name of chaste unhaply set this bateless edge on his keen appetite,” Lucr. 8 (== that very name etc.). “this love of theirs myself have often seen, h. when they have judged me fast asleep,” Gent. III, 1, 25 (just, the very moment). Perhaps also in Cymb. V, 5, 314: I must, for mine own part, unfold a dangerous truth, though h. well for you.
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