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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 ?
Chance, however, and the devil, who is not always asleep, so ordained it that feeding in this valley there was a drove of Galician ponies belonging to certain Yanguesan carriers, whose way it is to take their midday rest with their teams in places and spots where grass and water abound; and that where Don Quixote chanced to be suited the Yanguesans' purpose very well.
It chanced one day, as he was strolling down Market Street on the eve of his fortnight's holiday, that his eye was caught by certain railway bills, and in very idleness of mind he calculated that he might be home for Christmas if he started on the morrow.
A hapless priest seeking shelter in the jungle chanced to show himself to enraged Tantor.
As it chanced, however, there was one of the convict- guard down there,--a vile Pathan who had never missed a chance of insulting and injuring me.
Captain Dettmar, white-faced, smiling only when his employer chanced to glance at him, leaned against the wheel-box, looking on.