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Main Entry: may
Pronunciation: (primarystress)mamacr
Function: helping verb
Inflected Form(s): past might /(primarystress)mimacrt/; present singular & plural may
1 a : have permission to <you may go now> b : be in some degree likely to <you may be right>
2 -- used to express a wish or desire <long may she reign> <may the best man win>
3 -- used to express purpose <we exercise so that we may be strong> or possibility of happening <he'll do his duty come what may>

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