Definition of forte
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LEM
forte
of fors
adverb
  1. by chance, by accident, casually, accidentally
  2. once, once on a time
  3. perhaps, perchance, peradventure
  4. unless indeed, unless to be sure
Abbreviations
forte adv. abl. of fors, by chance, by accident, casually, accidentally: forte, temere, casu: captivi, pars forte pars consilio oblati, L.: cum casu Puteolos forte venissem: cum cenatum forte apud Vitellios esset, L.: fit forte obviam Mihi Phormio, T.: forte evenit, ut, etc.: erat forte brumae tempus, L.: quam saepe forte temere Eveniunt, quae, etc., T.: nec quicquam raptim aut forte temere egeritis, L.

—Once, once on a time: Forte per angustam volpecula rimam Repserat, H.: Ibam forte Viā Sacrā, H.

—Perhaps, perchance, peradventure: si forte frater redierit viso, T.: si quis vestrum forte miratur, etc.: si forte eo vestigia ferrent, L.: quod si forte ceciderint: certare sagittā Invitat qui forte velint (i. e. si qui forte velint), V.: nemo saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit: qui metuo, ne te forte flagitent: metuens, ne forte deprehensus retraheretur, L.: Forte quid expediat communiter quaeritis, H.

—Unless indeed, unless to be sure: criminatio dissoluta est, nisi forte exspectatis, ut, etc.: nisi forte me animus fallit, S.
 
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