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Chance vs. Fate

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Chanceadverb

(obsolete) Perchance; perhaps.

Fatenoun

The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.

Chancenoun

(countable) An opportunity or possibility.

‘We had the chance to meet the president last week.’;

Fatenoun

The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.

Chancenoun

(uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.

‘Why leave it to chance when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?’;

Fatenoun

Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.

‘Accept your fate.’;

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Chancenoun

(countable) The probability of something happening.

‘There is a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow.’;

Fatenoun

(mythology) lang=en (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).

Chancenoun

What befalls or happens to a person; their lot or fate.

Fateverb

(transitive) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

‘The oracle's prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.’;

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance, casual.

Fatenoun

A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.

‘Necessity and chanceApproach not me; and what I will is fate.’; ‘Beyond and above the Olympian gods lay the silent, brooding, everlasting fate of which victim and tyrant were alike the instruments.’;

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Chanceverb

To happen by chance, to occur.

‘It chanced that I found a solution the very next day.’;

Fatenoun

Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.

‘The great, th'important day, big with the fateOf Cato and of Rome.’; ‘Our wills and fates do so contrary runThat our devices still are overthrown.’; ‘The whizzing arrow sings,And bears thy fate, Antinous, on its wings.’;

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Fatenoun

The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.

‘A brave man struggling in the storms of fate.’; ‘Sometimes an hour of Fate's serenest weather strikes through our changeful sky its coming beams.’;

Chanceverb

To try or risk.

‘Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance a rainstorm?’;

Fatenoun

The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcæwho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.

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Chanceverb

To discover something by chance.

‘He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.’;

Fatenoun

an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

Chanceverb

(Belize) To rob, cheat or swindle someone.

‘I was chanced out of my money by that fast-talking salesman.’;

Fatenoun

the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman);

‘we are helpless in the face of Destiny’;

Chancenoun

A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified.

‘It is strictly and philosophically true in nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or 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 powerWhich erring men call Chance.’;

Fatenoun

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);

‘whatever my fortune may be’; ‘deserved a better fate’; ‘has a happy lot’; ‘the luck of the Irish’; ‘a victim of circumstances’; ‘success that was her portion’;

Chancenoun

The operation or activity of such agent.

‘By chance a priest came down that way.’;

Fateverb

decree or designate beforehand;

‘She was destined to become a great pianist’;

Chancenoun

The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty.

‘In the field of observation, chance favors only the mind that is prepared.’; ‘It was a chance that happened to us.’; ‘The Knave of Diamonds tries his wily arts,And wins (O shameful chance!) the Queen of Hearts.’; ‘I spake of most disastrous chance.’;

Chancenoun

A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity; - with reference to a doubtful result; as, a chance to escape; a chance for life; the chances are all against him.

‘So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune.That I would get my life on any chance,To mend it, or be rid on 't’;

Chancenoun

Probability.

Chanceverb

To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.

‘If a bird's nest chance to be before thee.’; ‘I chanced on this letter.’; ‘How chance, thou art returned so soon?’;

Chanceverb

To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object.

‘Come what will, I will chance it.’;

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance; casual.

Chanceadverb

By chance; perchance.

Chancenoun

a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances;

‘the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington’; ‘now is your chance’;

Chancenoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;

‘bad luck caused his downfall’; ‘we ran into each other by pure chance’;

Chancenoun

a risk involving danger;

‘you take a chance when you let her drive’;

Chancenoun

a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur;

‘what is the probability of rain?’; ‘we have a good chance of winning’;

Chanceverb

be the case by chance;

‘I chanced to meet my old friend in the street’;

Chanceverb

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

‘When you buy these stocks you are gambling’;

Chanceverb

come upon, as if by accident; meet with;

‘We find this idea in Plato’; ‘I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here’; ‘She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day’;

Chanceadjective

occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;

‘their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship’; ‘seek help from casual passers-by’; ‘a casual meeting’; ‘a chance occurrence’;

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