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1. in case ... may, in the hope that, were fortunate, to see whether, if it were not for - used before a verb to introduce a clause expressing a purpose where there is some doubt that it will be fulfilled.
Haere ai ngā tūroro ki Rotorua, me kore ō rātou mate e ora. / Invalids go to Rotorua in the hope that their ailments will be cured.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 126-127;)