Chance in a sentence

The word "chance" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of chance and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Chance

  • A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; -- in this sense often personified.
  • The operation or activity of such agent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Probability.
  • To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.
  • To take the chances of; to venture upon; -- usually with it as object.
  • Happening by chance; casual.
  • By chance; perchance.
  • a risk involving danger
  • a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
  • an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
  • the possibility of future success
  • a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  • come upon, as if by accident; meet with
  • take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • be the case by chance

How to use chance in a sentence. Chance pronunciation.

I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
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David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
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It had been chief among the chances he had taken when he entered the high and perilous service of Kaid.
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I shall take my chances for my life.
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What does it matter to thee what chances to Nahoum?
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Yet, if this pale Inglesi, this Christian sorcerer, knew the truth in a vision only, and had not declared it to Kaid, there might still be a chance of escape.
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There was no chance of escape.
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Why, you turnip, if you had laid low and kept dark, there's chances to buy an American horse for mighty little more than you paid for that bloody old foreign relic.
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He took chances that no other horse ever took and survived, but he always came out safe.
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The "Last Chance" had found a "clay casing" and knew they were "right on the ledge"-consequence, "feet" that went begging yesterday were worth a brick house apiece to-day, and seedy owners who could not get trusted for a drink at any bar in the country yesterday were roaring drunk on champagne to-day and had hosts of warm personal friends in a town where they had forgotten how to bow or shake hands from long-continued want of practice.
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In spite of the vehement and indignant tones in which his lodger spoke, the senator remained perfectly calm, and presently went away to ask his wife whether she by chance, while he was asleep, had opened the house to the missing woman.
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I happened to have business at Croydon unexpectedly, and ran over to Sutton just on the chance of seeing you.
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But his powerful mind, in its colossal egotism and with its gigantic ambitions, is an easy prey to the one thing he despised most of all-sentiment; and his rugged body goes to the grave through a chance scratch on the finger.
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He is simply obliterated by chance, as an insect perishes under the foot of a passing traveller, who is entirely unaware that he has taken an individual life.
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Here he had a chance to put into practice all the theories that he had acquired from his observations in Germany and England.
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He spends all his time in aspirations, sighs, and tears-and never by any chance accomplishes anything.
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This was a wonderful conjuncture of time, desire and amount, and could never have happened by any chance operation of Nature or the natural heart and will.
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You know I don't believe in chance, but in the Lord.
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At ten, A.M., being then in fifteen fathoms of water, and drifting rapidly towards the shore, the captain summoned all hands into the cabin to consult about throwing our deck-load overboard, in order to leave us a better chance to secure ourselves to the rigging, and thus save our lives when the vessel should strike, which he judged would be in about half an hour.
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She was the widow of a German physician named Buiting, who had died a short time since, and was well known in the army from his faithfulness in ministering to the wounded French soldiers when by chance any fell into his hands.
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Examples of Chance

Example #1
I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
Example #2
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Example #3
He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.
Example #4
A foreigner of this character they had never before seen, with coat buttoned up like an Egyptian official in the presence of his superior, and this wide, droll hat on his head.
Example #5
Now, as he felt the secret joy of these dark spirits surrounding him-Achmet, and High Pasha, who kept saying beneath his breath in thankfulness that it was not his turn, Praise be to God!-as he, felt their secret self-gratulations, and their evil joy over his prospective downfall, he settled himself steadily, made a low salutation to Kaid, and calmly awaited further speech.
Example #6
Whether it was diamond-dust or Achmet's thin thong that stopped the breath, it mattered not; it was sure.