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- Accidental(ly) or unexpected(ly).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without advance planning
- adv. through chance,
- adv. by accident
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Running by chance into Charles Pettit, a brother-in-law to Joseph Reed and a leader of the Constitutionalist majority in the Assembly, Morris exploded in a rare display of temper.
In a confidential memorandum Ravndal wrote Dulles on April 7, Housemeister in Marton apartment has reported to servant Legation officer who lives next door that Mrs. Marton was released from prison April 3 and release confirmed by chance meeting between Legation officer Tom Rogers and Marton children….
It was not by chance that Zsuzsi had chosen that afternoon to visit me.
Well, de Bono suggested that to solve a problem, the thinker should relate the problem at hand to a random input, such as a word chosen by chance in a dictionary, and then see if he can, by connecting the two, open up a new approach to the situation.
Terse enough so if by chance it had gone astray it might intrigue, but not give them away.
Most of these would not develop life, but by chance some might have experienced something like a Mars-sized planet hitting a developing earth at the right time.
The co-occurrence of the events is typically highly improbable—meaning that the probability of their occurring, in sequence by chance alone, is very small if not minuscule.
You are not by chance related to a Yorkish family by the name of Nash?
Because there are so many different mutations that can cause thalassemia versus just one that can make sickle or hemoglobin C, thalassemias originate by chance much more frequently.
Snow enters the Japanese imagination by chance on a cold night in what the old calendars call December seventeen-oh-two, but which is by ours January thirty-first, seventeen-oh-three.