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synonyms for by chance

  • accidentally
  • as luck would have it
  • by a fluke
  • by coincidence
  • by mistake
  • for some reason
  • fortuitously
  • out of the clear blue sky
  • unexpectedly
  • unintentionally
  • unwittingly
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How to use by chance in a sentence

If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Instead of giving you a chance to say, "He has made a mistake," he forced you to say, "He has shown how to get out of a mistake."
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Few of us there are who would not gladly read and speak several more languages if we had the chance of doing so.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
In running over many words, the intellect might be arrested by chance.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
But it was my only chance then; or rather I had seen enough of business to avoid making mistakes when I could.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
At the same time he is appreciative and very amusing, and one has no chance to indulge in melancholy with him.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He tells me several men have already been shot whilst bathing but there is no use trying to stop it: they take the off chance.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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