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よもや [よもや] (yomoya)
    Meaning: surely not
    Example: I never expected you would come
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: bamboo4

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ex #3071   よもやそんなことは有り得ない 
That can't possbly be true!  
ex #6484   よもやそんなことはあるまい。 
It is highly improbable.  
ex #8537   私はよもや彼女が有罪だとは思ってもみなかった。 
I hadn`t the slightest suspicion of her guilt.  

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bamboo4よもや and まさか are interchangeable, but よもや I think is more critical about incredulity than まさか.
vigokrellCan よもや be used as a stand alone word (i.e. "I can't believe it!") the same way まさか can? 

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