The words chance
and genius do not denote any really existing thing and therefore cannot be defined.
Captain Ebsworth says, and I say, let chance
He could not chance
a shot until there was no risk of missing.
A brilliant frigate captain, a man of sound judgment, of dashing bravery and of serene mind, scrupulously concerned for the welfare and honour of the navy, he missed a larger fame only by the chances
of the service.
For such a pretty maid as 'tis, this is a fine chance
A large number of individuals, by giving a better chance
for the appearance within any given period of profitable variations, will compensate for a lesser amount of variability in each individual, and is, I believe, an extremely important element of success.
Franklin having been seen at the bank, and drew their conclusions accordingly; or whether the boy really did see the Diamond where the Diamond was now lodged (which I, for one, flatly disbelieve); or whether, after all, it was a mere effect of chance
, this at any rate is the plain truth--not the ghost of an Indian came near the house again, through the weeks that passed before Miss Rachel's birthday.
So, as chance
directed that he should be the one to discover the body of the sentry when the first alarm had been given following Achmet Zek's discovery that Werper had outwitted him, the crafty black had dragged the dead body to the interior of a nearby tent, and himself resumed his station before the doorway of the hut in which he still believed the woman to be.
Well, if my master does not leave this car during those four days, we may hope that chance
will not bring him face to face with this confounded American.
"We can't all be Stanleys and Burtons," said I; "besides, we don't get the chance
,--at least, I never had the chance
Scott, give the poor devil a fightin' chance
. He ain't had no chance
If the chance
of forcing a confession from the Count is, as I believe it to be, the last chance
left of publicly establishing the fact of Laura's existence, the least selfish reason that I can advance for our marriage is recognised by us both.