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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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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.
On a winter day, Petunia chances upon Charles the Gander, a handsome bird being fattened for holiday dinner.
Nationwide - David Beckham in WHITER-THAN-WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES: On the run from her wicked stepmother, Whiter-than-white chances upon a forest clearing by the name of Soho Square which is run by seven toothless dwarves.
Leaving his wife, Kondwiramur, to visit his mother, he chances upon the castle of the Holy Grail, where its guardian Amfortas has been told that only a guileless fool's sympathy can heal his wound.