Chance
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If a bird's nest chance to be before thee.
Deut. xxii. 6.
I chanced on this letter.
Shak.
Often used impersonally; as, how chances it?
How chance, thou art returned so soon?
Shak.
Come what will, I will chance it.
W. D. Howells.


the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real and immediate cause. Any society into which chance might throw him. That power By chance a priest came down that way. It was a chance that happened to us. The Knave of Diamonds tries his wily arts, I spake of most disastrous chance. So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune. The mathematical expression, of a chance is the ratio of frequency with which an event happens in the
long run. If an event may happen in a ways and may fail in b ways, and each of these a + b ways is
equally likely, the chance, or probability, that the event will happen is measured by the fraction  




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