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 Meanings and Examples of MAY
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may
 v.  used to indicate possibility or probability
 v.  have permission to
 n.  the month following April and preceding June
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  We may not part until you have promised to comply with my requisition.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
2  I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
3  But you have a husband and lovely children; you may be happy.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
4  You may give up your purpose, but mine is assigned to me by heaven, and I dare not.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
5  Miserable himself that he may render no other wretched, he ought to die.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  I dare not ask you to do what I think right, for I may still be misled by passion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
7  But I journey towards England, and I may there find consolation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
9  As I applied so closely, it may be easily conceived that my progress was rapid.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
10  We may speak further of it hereafter.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
11  She discerns, it may be, such a hopeless task before her.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
12  What may be the result I know not.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
13  As concerns the good which I may appear to do, I have no faith in it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
14  The change may be for good or ill, and is partly, perhaps, for both.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
15  The reader may choose among these theories.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIV. CONCLUSION
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  Time may also be wasted in purposeless meetings.
17  We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.
18  Even biology undergraduates may balk at animal experiments.
19  I think I may have been an animal in a previous life.
20  No man is so old, but thinks he may yet live another year.
21  He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.
22  Bad luck may befall to anyone at any time.
23  To an outsider it may appear to be a glamorous job.
24  There may appear to be discontinuities between broadcasts.
25  Ask about the ring you lost he may have found it.
26  You may need to restrict access to certain files.
27  A man may talk like a wise man and yet act like a fool.
28  Every door may be shut but death's door.
29  The devil knows may things because he is old.
30  If left untreated the condition may become chronic.