Examples of long shot in a Sentence
I hope to double my profits, but I know that's a long shot.
The horse was a long shot, but we bet on him anyway.
She always bets on long shots at the racetrack.
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The city was a long shot for MLS consideration three years ago when Jeff Berding — who led the campaign to build Paul Brown Stadium for the Bengals and Great American Ball Park for the Reds — formed the professional soccer team.
Actors, formerly shown in long shots, were now filmed in close-ups—popularized by Griffith—the better to see them.
But a turning point was the long shot, but ultimately successful, legal challenge waged by Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee from wartime Vienna, against the Austrian government for the return of six Gustav Klimt paintings once owned by her family.
Jane Briggs-Bunting, a lawyer, and founder of the Michigan Coalition for Open Government, said McKee’s case provides interesting arguments, but is a long shot for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bravazo also laid an egg in his final race as a 2-year-old, finishing 10th in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, although at that point in his career, with one victory in his first four races, he was considered a long shot.
Odds of 33/1 are definitely considered a long shot.
Divisive Figure While polls give the opposition candidate as much as a double-digit lead over President Maduro, Falcon remains a long shot.
Capturing even one statewide office remains a long shot, but Republicans at least hope to pick up some legislative seats by running moderate candidates.
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LONG SHOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of long shot for English Language Learners
: an attempt or effort that is not likely to be successful
: a person or thing that is not likely to win something (such as a contest or race)
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