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Definitions of chance

  1.   a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; " what is the probability of rain?"; " we have a good chance of winning"
  2.   To befall; to happen to.
  3.   The operation or activity of such agent.
  4.   Probability.
  5.   occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; " their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"; " seek help from casual passers- by"; " a casual meeting"; " a chance occurrence"
  6.   To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object.
  7.   An unforeseen event; an accident; a possibility; opportunity; risk.
  8.   To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.
  9.   take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; " When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  10.   an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; " bad luck caused his downfall"; " we ran into each other by pure chance"
  11.   a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; " the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; " now is your chance"
  12.   To risk; with it.
  13.   A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity; - with reference to a doubtful result; as, a chance to escape; a chance for life; the chances are all against him.
  14.   A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified.
  15.   Occurring by chance; casual.
  16.   The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty.
  17.   To come unexpectedly ( on or upon).
  18.   An unforeseen event; risk; opportunity; possibility.
  19.   be the case by chance; " I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
  20.   By chance; perchance.
  21.   a risk involving danger; " you take a chance when you let her drive"
  22.   To happen; to occur without design; to risk.
  23.   Happening by chance.
  24.   come upon, as if by accident; meet with; " We find this idea in Plato"; " I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; " She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
  25.   Happening by chance; casual.
  26.   That which falls out or happens: an unexpected event: risk: opportunity: possibility of something happening.
  27.   Fortune; luck; accident; opportunity; contingency; possibility; probability.
  28.   To risk.
  29.   To happen.
  30.   To happen; occur without design or expectation.
  31.   Casual.
  32.   That which happens without being contrived, intended, or foreseen; accident; risk; possibility; opportunity.
  33.   An unforeseen event; accident; what fortune may bring; an opportunity.

Quotes of chance

  1. We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time. – John Anderson
  2. First, I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life. – Oksana Baiul
  3. Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot. – Bernard Barton
  4. All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman. – Charlie Chaplin
  5. I don't like work... but I like what is in work- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality- for yourself, not for others- which no other man can ever know. – Joseph Conrad
  6. I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I'm online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD. – Deborah Cox
  7. Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance the better American future will be dangerously compromised. – Herbert Croly
  8. This is a chance for me to listen and learn. There's no more important and rewarding part of my job. – Bill Delahunt
  9. The circle of the return to birth can only remain open, but this is a chance a sign of life, and a wound. – Jacques Derrida
  10. Luck is not chance it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned. – Emily Dickinson
  11. You know what I want? The answer is, I truly don't know what I want. I don't want to do a television series. I want to do dramas as well as comedies, but I have no idea what kind or in what order. Just give me the chance at them. – Michael J. Fox
  12. The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic and comic writing that I have read in a long, long time. I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing, which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself. – Linda Lavin
  13. The people who run the game, they are the ones who want to change it and make people believe that it's different somehow. It's not different, the only difference is that some ballplayers today have a chance for a four- or five -year contract and they can make big money. – Tony Oliva
  14. Any chance you have to sit back and be the one watching is great. – Mats Sundin
  15. The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down. – Flip Wilson

Usage examples for chance

  1. Take a chance man. ” – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Give yourself a chance if you do. ” – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  3. “ " Stay here and wait for a chance to help if we see it," said Rob. ” – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  4. “ I hope the others will give us a chance before we leave. ” – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  5. “ I don't think I should have the- The chance – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  6. “ No: I'll give you another chance – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  7. He said he'd wait for a chance to pay me back. ” – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  8. “ " Eleanor, why won't you give yourself a chance – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  9. “ An' sure, it's meself is wishin' thot we get a chance at the ridcoats before very long. ” – The Dare Boys of 1776 by Stephen Angus Cox
  10. Cost me what it may, Nichol must have his chance – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  11. “ I don't know how you will take it, but I'll chance it just the same. ” – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  12. Would, then, that all men might be little men, since in My Father's presence they might have a better chance of standing high. ” – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  13. We'll come down, and glad we are of the chance – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  14. “ I was going to give him a chance – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  15. I'm so glad I have the chance to go with you. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  16. “ I wouldn't have no chance – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  17. It's the only chance for you, for all of us. ” – The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton
  18. “ I mean to ask her the first chance I get. ” – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  19. “ Is it the only chance – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  20. But do you take care to let me have him if there's a chance – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

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