So, for us to know if Kepler-186f is habitable or not, we have to consider several “ifs”.
For 30 years, we have been wondering, with all the ifs—you know, hindsight is always easier.
That's a whole lot of "ifs" for one sentence—but it's the best chance Anthony Weiner has to keep going.
I still generally predict that Cain makes it through this, but that depends on a lot of ifs.
All of these far future speculations, of course, depend on a series of “ifs.”
Kyd's style justifies Nash's description, "whole handfulls of tragical speeches" and "a blank verse bodged up with ifs and ands."
If "ifs" an' "ans" were kettles an' pans there would be nae use for tinklers.
But it would have to be straight goods, Blount; no 'ifs' and 'ands' about it.
It is full of “buts,” and “ifs,” and “maybes,” and “peradventures.”
"I have no time for 'buts' and 'ifs,'" she interrupts him, gently.
Old English gif (initial g- in Old English pronounced with a sound close to Modern English -y-), from Proto-Germanic *ja-ba (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse ef, Old Frisian gef, Old High German ibu, German ob, Dutch of "if, whether"), from PIE pronomial stem *i- [Watkins]; Klein, OED suggest probably originally from an oblique case of a noun meaning "doubt" (cf. Old High German iba "condition, stipulation, doubt," Old Norse if "doubt, hesitation," Swedish jäf "exception, challenge"). As a noun from 1510s.