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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 ?
I therefore am of the opinion that Nathaniel Bumppo has lost his chance, and must pay another shilling before he renews his right.
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.
Darkness must shroud his approach to the ship's side, for should he be sighted by Tarzan or Lady Greystoke he would have no chance to board the vessel.
asked Monsieur Thuran, knowing from past experience that the majority of men always prefer last chance in a lottery where the single prize is some distasteful thing--there is always the chance and the hope that another will draw it first.
It made me fit to cry to see him act so foolish, with such a noble chance as this opening up.
He fled to his usual refuge, that of hoping for some unforeseen turn of fortune, some favourable chance which would save him from unpleasant consequences-- perhaps even justify his insincerity by manifesting its prudence.
Why, thou wilt make it well-nigh impossible through not being a knight nor having any desire to be one, nor possessing the courage nor the will to avenge insults or defend thy lordship; for thou must know that in newly conquered kingdoms and provinces the minds of the inhabitants are never so quiet nor so well disposed to the new lord that there is no fear of their making some move to change matters once more, and try, as they say, what chance may do for them; so it is essential that the new possessor should have good sense to enable him to govern, and valour to attack and defend himself, whatever may befall him.
It's chance, I tell you," he interrupted, "as everything is in a man's life.
But let us do him this justice -- if it had not been for chance and Mademoiselle de Montalais, two great temptations, Raoul, after delivering his message, would have galloped off towards his father's house, turning his head round, perhaps, but without stopping for a single instant, even if Louise had held out her arms to him.
Mrs d'Urberville's son had called on horseback, having been riding by chance in the direction of Marlott.
That our principal movements were known to the First Born I could not have doubted, in view of the attack of the fleet upon us the day before, nor could the stopping of the pumps of Omean at the psychological moment have been due to chance, nor the starting of a chemical combustion within the one corridor through which we were advancing upon the Temple of Issus been due to aught than well-calculated design.
You always stand a better chance if you're engaged by the firm already.
He's got intelligence and we've got to give that intelligence a chance.
I thought of all the suspicious objects scattered about the room, of the probability that he was only putting this question to try my courage, of the very likely chance that he would shoot me forthwith, if I began to prevaricate.
We may congratulate each other on the chance of leaving this horrible place.