chance


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Synonyms for chance

Synonyms for chance

the quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events

the likeliness of a given event occurring

a favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances

a possibility of danger or harm

to take place by chance

to run the risk of

chance on: to find or meet by chance

having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure

Synonyms for chance

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

a risk involving danger

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the possibility of future success

come upon, as if by accident

occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

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References in classic literature ?
This proposition was evidently but little relished by any of the listeners, even the negro feeling the evil excitement of the chances.
Even if they do not know for what purpose they are fattened, they will at least know that all that happened to the ram did not happen accidentally, and will no longer need the conceptions of chance or genius.
He could not chance a shot until there was no risk of missing.
There might be a chance if we had food, but without food there is none.
Now, however, when you are nothing but one of the workmen in my manufactory of money, your social position is seriously altered for the worse; and, as I could not possibly think of you for a son-in-law, I have considered it best to prevent all chance of your communicating with Alicia again, by sending her away from this house while you are in it.
Without recalling all the hardships we have suffered for the last two years--the destruction, first of one of our ships, then of the other; the death of some of our bravest and best companions; the vain battles we have been fighting with the ice and snow, and boundless desolation of these inhospitable regions--without dwelling on these things, it is my duty to remind you that this, the last place in which we have taken refuge, is far beyond the track of any previous expedition, and that consequently our chance of being discovered by any rescuing parties that may be sent to look after us is, to say the least of it, a chance of the most uncertain kind.
My father gives Geoffrey a last chance, if Geoffrey will only take it.
Once more she thought of the chance which Miss Roseberry had lost.
There we were all four tied by the leg and with precious little chance of ever getting out again, while we each held a secret which might have put each of us in a palace if we could only have made use of it.
No, you must play underhand with me, knowing that this billet was the one chance for me to get on my feet again.
When the sexes are separated, although the male and female flowers may be produced on the same tree, we can see that pollen must be regularly carried from flower to flower; and this will give a better chance of pollen being occasionally carried from tree to tree.
You wanted to go to sea, but he jumped at the chance of accommodating your desire with a vengeance.
From all which he satisfied himself, that as he had every day a chance of this happening, so had he more than an even chance of its happening within a few years.
And it is all my poetisation and aspiration to compose and collect into unity what is fragment and riddle and fearful chance.
If he can't, we shall have another chance of catching them in the shrubbery, before many more nights are over our heads.