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synonyms for shot in the dark

  • bet
  • chance
  • fall of the cards
  • flip of the coin
  • gamble
  • guess
  • leap in the dark
  • long shot
  • luck of the draw
  • matter of chance
  • outside chance
  • risk
  • risky thing
  • speculation
  • throw of the dice
  • toss of the dice
  • turn of the wheel
  • wild guess
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How to use shot in the dark in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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
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
He glanced aside, and saw an exceedingly pretty, dark face, which looked vaguely familiar.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
There was not a moment to lose, for one well-directed shot might exterminate half of us.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Then, having shot nothing that day, he turned towards the Pole with a feeling of disappointment.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHOT IN THE DARK

  • acceptance
  • accepting
  • assuming
  • belief
  • conjecture
  • expectation
  • fancy
  • guess
  • hunch
  • hypothesis
  • inference
  • posit
  • postulate
  • postulation
  • premise
  • presumption
  • presupposition
  • shot
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
  • stab
  • supposal
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • suspicion
  • theorization
  • theory
  • conclusion
  • fancy
  • guess
  • guesstimate
  • guesswork
  • hunch
  • hypothesis
  • inference
  • notion
  • opinion
  • perhaps
  • presumption
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
  • stab in the dark
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • theory
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