|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section II. Prospective Volition|
| 1. Conceptional Volition|
|621. [Absence of Purpose.] Chance.|
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|NOUN:||CHANCE 1 [See Chance]; lot, fate (necessity) [See Necessity]; luck; good luck (good) [See Good]; hoodoo, jinx [slang], jadoo or jadu [Hind.]; voodoo, voodooism; swastika or swastica, fylfot, gammadion; wheel of chance, Fortunes wheel; mascot.|
SPECULATION, venture, mere -, random- shot; blind bargain, leap in the dark; pig in a poke (uncertainty) [See Uncertainty]; fluke [sporting cant], potluck, flyer [slang], flutter [slang]; futures.
GAMBLING, game of chance; drawing lots; sortilegy, sortition [obs.]; sortes, - Vergilian [L.]; rouge et noir [F.], hazard, ante, chuck-a-luck or chuck-luck, crack-loo [U. S.], craps; faro, faro bank; roulette, pitch and toss, chuck-farthing, cup tossing, heads or tails, cross and pile [archaic], dice, dice box, poker-dice; fan-tan [Chinese].
WAGER; gamble, risk, stake, pyramid, plunge; bet, betting; gambling; the turf.
GAMBLING HOUSE, gaming house, gambling den, pool room, betting-house; bucket shop; joint [slang]; totalizator, totalizer; hell; betting ring; Wall Street, Stock Exchange, curb, curb market.
GAMBLER, gamester, dicer, sport [cant], punter, plunger, speculator, hazarder, bookmaker, bookie [colloq.], man of the turf; pool shark [colloq.], adventurer.
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|VERB:||CHANCE (hap) [See Chance]; stand a chance (be possible) [See Possibility].|
toss up; cast -, draw- lots; leave -, trust- -to chance, - to the chapter of accidents; tempt fortune; chance it, take ones chance; run -, incur -, encounter- the -risk, - chance; stand the hazard of the die.
SPECULATE, try ones luck, set on a cast, raffle, put into a lottery, buy a pig in a poke, shuffle the cards.
RISK, venture, hazard, stake; ante; lay, - a wager; make a bet, wager, bet, gamble, game, play for; play at chuck-farthing; play the ponies [slang]; play craps &c.
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|ADJECTIVE:||FORTUITOUS [See Chance]; unintentional, unintended; accidental; not meant; undesigned, unpurposed; unpremeditated [See Impulse]; never thought of.|
INDISCRIMINATE, promiscuous; undirected, random; aimless, driftless, designless, purposeless, causeless; without purpose.
POSSIBLE [See Possibility].
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|ADVERB:||CASUALLY [See Chance]; unintentionally &c. adj.; unwittingly.|
INCIDENTALLY, en passant [F.], by the way.
at random, at a venture, at haphazard; as luck would have it; in luck; out of luck; by chance, by good fortune; as it may happen.
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|INTERJECTION:||what luck! better luck next time!|
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- Acierta errando.
- Dextro tempore.
- Fearful concatenation of circumstances.D. Webster
- Fortuitous combination of circumstances.Dickens
- Le jeu est le fils davarice et le père du désespoir.
- The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.Scott
- The fortuitous or casual concourse of atoms.Bentley
- A fool must now and then be right by chance.Cowper
- Fortune is unstable, while our will is free.Laertius