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Hope vs. Chance

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Hopenoun

The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.

‘I still have some hope that I can get to work on time.’; ‘After losing my job, there's no hope of being able to afford my world cruise.’; ‘There is still hope that we can find our missing cat.’;

Chanceadverb

(obsolete) Perchance; perhaps.

Hopenoun

(countable) The actual thing wished for.

Chancenoun

(countable) An opportunity or possibility.

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

Hopenoun

(countable) A person or thing that is a source of hope.

‘We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.’;

Chancenoun

(uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.

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

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Hopenoun

The virtuous desire for future good.

Chancenoun

(countable) The probability of something happening.

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

Hopenoun

A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb.

Chancenoun

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

Hopenoun

A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance, casual.

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Hopenoun

(Scotland) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

Chanceverb

To happen by chance, to occur.

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

Hopeverb

To want something to happen, with a sense of expectation that it might.

‘I hope everyone enjoyed the meal.’; ‘I am still hoping that all will turn out well.’;

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Hopeverb

To be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.

Chanceverb

To try or risk.

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

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Hopeverb

(intransitive) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; usually followed by in.

Chanceverb

To discover something by chance.

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

Hopeverb

To wish.

Chanceverb

(Belize) To rob, cheat or swindle someone.

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

Hopenoun

A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

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.’;

Hopenoun

A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

Chancenoun

The operation or activity of such agent.

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

Hopenoun

A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.

‘The hypocrite's hope shall perish.’; ‘He wished, but not with hope.’; ‘New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven.’;

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.’;

Hopenoun

One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.

‘The Lord will be the hope of his people.’; ‘A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of learning was highly commendable.’;

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’;

Hopenoun

That which is hoped for; an object of hope.

‘Lavina is thine elder brother's hope.’;

Chancenoun

Probability.

Hopeverb

To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; - usually followed by for.

‘But I will hope continually.’;

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?’;

Hopeverb

To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; - usually followed by in.

‘Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God.’;

Chanceverb

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

‘Come what will, I will chance it.’;

Hopeverb

To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.

‘We hope no other from your majesty.’; ‘[Charity] hopeth all things.’;

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Hopeverb

To expect; to fear.

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance; casual.

Hopenoun

a specific instance of feeling hopeful;

‘it revived their hope of winning the pennant’;

Chanceadverb

By chance; perchance.

Hopenoun

the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled;

‘in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope’;

Chancenoun

a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances;

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

Hopenoun

grounds for feeling hopeful about the future;

‘there is little or no promise that he will recover’;

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’;

Hopenoun

someone (or something) on which expectations are centered;

‘he was their best hope for a victory’;

Chancenoun

a risk involving danger;

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

Hopenoun

United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903)

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’;

Hopenoun

one of the three Christian virtues

Chanceverb

be the case by chance;

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

Hopeverb

expect and wish;

‘I trust you will behave better from now on’; ‘I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise’;

Chanceverb

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

‘When you buy these stocks you are gambling’;

Hopeverb

be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes;

‘I am still hoping that all will turn out well’;

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’;

Hopeverb

intend with some possibility of fulfilment;

‘I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening’;

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’;

Hope

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: and Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness, and despair.

‘expect with confidence’; ‘to cherish a desire with anticipation.’;

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