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  • nounpossibility, probability
  • nounfate, luck
  • noungamble, risk
  • verbrisk, endanger
  • verbhappen

synonyms for chances

  • break
  • likelihood
  • odds
  • opportunity
  • outlook
  • prospect
  • shot
  • time
  • contingency
  • indications
  • liability
  • occasion
  • opening
  • scope
  • show
  • squeak
  • wager
  • fair shake
  • fighting chance
  • long shot
  • look-in
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antonyms for chances

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  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • unlikelihood
  • reality
  • truth
  • aim
  • assurance
  • certainty
  • design
  • law
  • plan
  • scheme
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How to use chances in a sentence

He realized, as his mother had realized a little while before, that in Garnache they had an opponent who took no chances.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Adequate, of course; no sense in taking chances with lives that cost so much fuel to bring here.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
He was never so happy as when taking chances; his whole life was a gamble, with Providence holding the bank.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The chances of success must also greatly depend upon the kind of soil on which it is used.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
This she had the wit to detect, as well as the incontrovertible fact that her youth and her chances were gone.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Sea and sky must be observed before we can know the laws by which their great changes or chances are regulated.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
It was foolish to look, but I had told her to slip her note under the door, if she did send it, and I was taking no chances.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
"We'll be settin' right in the depot waitin' for it," said Mandy, who declined to take chances.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
If she should marry a man she simply likes, her chances for happiness would be normal.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
He recognised the fact that the world was populated by fools, and he determined to make the most of his chances.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
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