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Possibility, that which may be done or happen: “seven hundred pounds and --es,” Wiv. I, 1, 65 (i. e. prospects of inheritance; Evans' speech). “I know thou'rt valiant, and, to the p. of thy soldiership, will subscribe for thee,” All's III, 6, 88 (i. e. as far as the matter depends on what thy soldiership may possibly accomplish). “I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of p.” H4B IV, 3, 39. “I'll rather keep that which I have than, coveting for more, be cast from p. of all,” H6A V, 4, 146 (perhaps with intended ambiguity. Charles was evidently going to say: than, by seeking to have the possibility or chance of gaining all, possibly lose all). “O brother, speak with --es,” Tit. III, 1, 215.
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