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synonyms for long shot

  • fluke
  • chance hit
  • hundred-to-one shot
  • little chance
  • long odds
  • lucky shot
  • no chance
  • off-chance
  • one in a million
  • outside chance
  • poor bed
  • slim chance
  • small chance
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How to use long shot in a sentence

It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
A leather swordbelt, gold-embroidered at the edges, carried a long steel-halted rapier in a leather scabbard chaped with steel.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He grew very restless, for it was a long time before Grandfather Mole appeared.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
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WORDS RELATED TO LONG SHOT

  • action
  • ante
  • betting
  • chance
  • down on
  • hazard
  • long shot
  • lot
  • lottery
  • odds
  • odds on
  • parlay
  • play
  • pledge
  • plunge
  • pot
  • raffle
  • random shot
  • risk
  • shot
  • shot in the dark
  • speculation
  • stake
  • sweepstakes
  • uncertainty
  • venture
  • wager
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.