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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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He chances upon a dusty old lamp and spits on it to give it a good clean.
After an unsuccessful foray into the depths of the famous meat market, Jess chances upon old friend Sarah - who is slowly but surely unwittingly dragged into the quagmire that is Jess' life.
So in order to fund his dream of writing in a cottage in Scotland, he decides to find a volunteer suicide and chances upon - as you do - a desperate tramp called Tommy (Colm Meany), who is about to jump off a bridge.
As dusk falls, the trio prepare to move on but their car refuses to start: kindly farmer Mick (Jarratt) chances upon them in his truck and generously offers to help.
Schoolkid Francis Capra (from 1993's ``A Bronx Tale'') is fleeing from bullies when he chances upon the hiding place of Kazaam and inadvertently frees the spirit.
So he exacts revenge with a day of bullying and chances upon Harry being sick in the toilet.