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chance

noun

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1 the uncertain course of events
  • rather than leave everything to chance, let's plan how we're going to spend our time in New York City

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2 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place
  • this is my one chance to succeed

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3 a measure of how often an event will occur instead of another
  • the chance of being struck by lightning is very low

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4 a risky undertaking
  • it's a chance, but I think the business will be profitable

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chance

adjective

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chance

verb

Synonyms of chance (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to take a chance on
  • I don't think we should chance driving in this snowstorm

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2 to take place
  • there chanced to be a beautiful day when we were touring that part of Scotland

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The first known use of chance was in the 13th century

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“Chance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chance. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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