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Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech:

To be able; be allowed; to express earnest desire; as, may you never repent this act; to be, under the circumstances, possible; as, the illness may cause his death; to chance, or happen by chance.- May, the fifth month of the year.

Usage examples "may":
  • " You may come in, Mr. Shandon. - "The Short Cut", Jackson Gregory.
  • It may never call again, brotheh! - "John March, Southerner", George W. Cable.
  • She may have said so. - "The Honour of the Clintons", Archibald Marshall.