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An opportunity to do or achieve something
“You only get one shot. Do not miss your chance to shine.”
The occurrence of events in the absence of any obvious intention or cause
“Such events occur simply by chance and models up to this point have failed to establish any identifiable patterns.”
A risky undertaking
“They decided that exploration of the valley for hidden gold was a chance worth taking.”
(general or positive) A possibility of something happening
“The chance of a significant return is rather good when it comes to this investment.”
(negative) A possibility of something happening
“The chance of sustaining an injury is high when it comes to extreme sports.”
Happening by chance
“Their chance meeting a decade ago has blossomed into in a happy marriage with two kids.”
To take a chance on
“Should we bring an umbrella, or chance a rainstorm?”
To take place or do something by accident or without intending to
“I would chance to meet a man who proved to be a most unusual character.”
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