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Might vs. Maybe

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Mightnoun

Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.

Maybeadverb

Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.

Mightnoun

(uncountable) Physical strength or force.

‘He pushed with all his might, but still it would not move.’;

Maybeadverb

(as a pro-sentence) Perhaps that is true expressing no commitment to a decision or a neutral viewpoint to a statement.

Mightnoun

(uncountable) The ability to do something.

Maybeadjective

Possible; uncertain.

‘Then add those may-be years thou hast to live ― Dryden.’;

Mightadjective

(obsolete) Mighty; powerful.

Maybenoun

(informal) Something that is possibly true.

Mightadjective

(obsolete) Possible.

Maybenoun

(informal) An answer that shows neither agreement nor disagreement.

‘The results of the poll were inconclusive. We got two yeses, three nos, and four maybes.’;

Mightverb

(auxiliary) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.

‘I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.’;

Maybenoun

(informal) A future event that may or may not happen.

‘About your raise: it's a big maybe.’;

Mightverb

(auxiliary) may Used to indicate permission in past tense.

‘He asked me if he might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.’;

Maybeadverb

Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.

‘Maybe the amorous count solicits her.’; ‘In a liberal and, maybe, somewhat reckless way.’;

Mightverb

(auxiliary) may Used to indicate possibility in past tense.

‘I thought that I might go the next day.’;

Maybeadjective

Possible; probable, but not sure.

‘Then add those maybe years thou hast to live.’;

Mightverb

Used to indicate a desired past action that was not done.

‘Hey man, you might have warned me about the thunderstorm’;

Maybenoun

Possibility; uncertainty.

‘What they offer is mere maybe and shift.’;

Might

imp. of May.

Maybeadverb

by chance;

‘perhaps she will call tomorrow’; ‘we may possibly run into them at the concert’; ‘it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time’;

Mightnoun

Force or power of any kind, whether of body or mind; energy or intensity of purpose, feeling, or action; means or resources to effect an object; strength; force; power; ability; capacity.

‘What so strong,But wanting rest, will also want of might?’; ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.’;

Maybeadverb

perhaps; possibly

‘maybe I won't go back’; ‘he was standing maybe 20 or 30 feet away’;

Mightnoun

physical strength

Maybenoun

a mere possibility or probability

‘no ifs, buts, or maybes’;

Mightverb

past of may

Mightverb

used in reported speech, to express possibility or permission

‘he said he might be late’;

Mightverb

expressing a possibility based on an unfulfilled condition

‘we might have won if we'd played better’;

Mightverb

expressing annoyance about something that someone has not done

‘you might have told me!’;

Mightverb

expressing purpose

‘he avoided social engagements so that he might work’;

Mightverb

used tentatively to ask permission or to express a polite request

‘might I just ask one question?’; ‘you might just call me Jane, if you don't mind’;

Mightverb

asking for information, especially condescendingly

‘and who might you be?’;

Mightverb

used to express possibility or make a suggestion

‘this might be true’; ‘you might try pain relievers’;

Mightnoun

great and impressive power or strength, especially of a nation, large organization, or natural force

‘a convincing display of military might’;

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