Definder - what does the word mean?

What is perhaps?

It was said by Francois Rabelais, and made more commonly known when mentioned by Miles Halter in John Green's "Looking for Alaska". It's a mystery about possibly the question of an existence of an afterlife, and The Great Perhaps sets the plot in motion.

"I go to seek a Great Perhaps." -F.R.
"That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps." -M.H.
Before you die... "It's The Great Perhaps!" -You

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Perhaps - what is it?

The most passive aggressive way of saying "no".
"Maybe" is about 40% of "yes", and "perhaps" is approx. 20% of "maybe".

person 1: Are you going to look for a job today?

person 2: Look, I just woke up and it's only 3 o'clock in the afternoon. I still need my morning coffee, so after that I'll start job hunting, maybe-perhaps.

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What does "perhaps" mean?

1. a contraction of perhaps & possibly

2. possibly,, maybe

3. may or may not have...

4. best used as a hopeful, almost affirmative, response to a question

K: Did you just fart?
D: Perhaps-ably...

D: Do you want to have sex?
K: Perhapsably....

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Perhaps - what does it mean?

Singular form of Perhaps.

Perhap we get sauced tonight.

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Something said when a hottish girl walks past

John: Hey Fred check her out

Fred: Oh perhaps

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When a person doesn't want to admit you/someone else is right.

"You like it......"


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Something you say when the probability is unsure, maybe for the speaker or the listener or even for both.

A mystery to the listener, the truth known only by the speaker.

Perhaps you will know the truth eventually.

Perhaps I will take a walk today if it doesn't rain.

Perhaps I will love him one day.

Person 1: Do you have feelings for me?

Person 2: Perhaps

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1. Possibly but not certainly; uncertain
2. Maybe; possibly
3. Risky
4. No guarentees
5. Results could be positive or negative

"Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, "Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few."
~ 1 Samuel 14:6 (NIV)

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An image of the cow from some nickelodeon show with the subtitle "perhaps" in bold letters.

"y'all ever just PERHAPS"

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The answer to any question that you don't know the answer to.
In many cases, it leaves the person in a state confused bewilderment when you answer with it.

Person: Wanna go get some food?
You: Perhaps.

Person: Hey, do you know what the time is?
You: Perhaps.

Person: Do you love me?
You: Perhaps.

Exam question: What's 10 x 3?
You: Perhaps.

Police: Did you kill this man?
You: Perhaps.

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