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synonyms for dark horse

  • also-ran
  • long shot
  • sleeper
  • underdog
  • hundred-to-one shot
  • improbability
  • little chance
  • little opportunity
  • outside chance
  • outside shot
  • poor bet
  • poor lookout
  • poor possibility
  • poor prognosis
  • poor prospect
  • slim chance
  • small chance
  • stalking horse
  • unexpected winner
  • unknown
  • unknown quantity
  • unlikelihood
  • unlikely winner
  • upsetter
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How to use dark horse in a sentence

Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
At the mention of the Merrill Horse, Poindexter's countenance took on a demoniac expression.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
But you are mistaken in thinking the force west consists of the entire Merrill Horse.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
It was at this parliament that the famous acts against horse racing and deceitful gaming were passed.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He glanced aside, and saw an exceedingly pretty, dark face, which looked vaguely familiar.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Four years ago Hetton's horse had been first favourite, but it was ignominiously beaten.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He considered her the equal to any Newbolt that ever straddled a horse and rode over from Kentucky.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Down in his galleries and chambers where it was dark as a pocket Grandfather Mole enjoyed himself thoroughly.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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