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possibly

US [ˈpɑsəbli]
UK [ˈpɒsəbli]
  • adv.可能;或许;尽可能;强调惊奇、恼怒等
  • Web可能地;也许;或者
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1.
可能;或许used to say that sth might exist, happen or be true, but you are not certain
It was possibly their worst performance ever.
这也许是他们迄今为止最糟糕的表现。
She found it difficult to get on with her, possibly because of the difference in their ages.
她觉得很难与她相处,这可能是因为她们年龄上的差距。
‘Will you be around next week?’ ‘Possibly.’
“你下周过来吗?”“也许吧。”
2.
(强调惊奇、恼怒等)used to emphasize that you are surprised, annoyed, etc. about sth
You can't possibly mean that!
你绝不会是那个意思吧!
3.
(表示委婉的请求)used to ask sb politely to do sth
Could you possibly open that window?
请你把那扇窗子打开好吗?
4.
尽量;尽可能used to say that sb will do or has done as much as they can in order to make sth happen
I will come as soon as I possibly can.
我会尽快赶来的。
They tried everything they possibly could to improve the situation.
他们为改善局面用尽了一切办法。
5.
(与 can't、couldn't 等否定词连用,以加强语气)used with negatives, especially ‘can't’ and ‘couldn't’, to say strongly that you cannot do sth or that sth cannot or could not happen or be done
I can't possibly tell you that!
我绝不会把那件事告诉你的!
You can't possibly carry all those bags.
你绝拿不了所有这些包包袋袋的。
‘Let me buy it for you.’ ‘That's very kind of you, but I couldn't possibly(= accept) .’
“这个,我买给你吧。”“您太客气了。可我决不能让您破费呀。”

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