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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHANCES

And of course you can't ever be no Shepler 'less you take your share of chances.

There must be chances; he would be sure to keep his eyes open after this.

She has had chances to my certain knowledge (widowers and such).

I knew what it had to do, and I warn't goin' to take no chances of its not doin' it right.

It would have alarmed his superiors, and done away with his chances of promotion.

Now, as it chances—I tell you who do not break secrets—my father was a Marano.

He is a soldier, and knows how to estimate the chances of the woods.

During the return to Syracuse, the chances of falling in with them were become fewer.

But the chances were gradually growing unfavorable to Hawkeye and his band.

In those battles the chances were with the Union, but here they were against it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to come about, to happen," from chance (n.). Meaning "to risk" attested from 1859. Related: Chanced; chancing.

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