Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 01:00

potentially

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From potential +‎ -ly.

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potentially (comparative more potentially, superlative most potentially)

  1. In a manner showing much potential; with the possibility of happening in a given way.
  2. (obsolete) Powerfully, strongly.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      I freely assert, that the cosmopolite philosopher cannot, for his life, point out one single peaceful influence, which within the last sixty years has operated more potentially upon the whole broad world, taken in one aggregate, than the high and mighty business of whaling.

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