Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Chance"

The meaning of "Chance" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does And chances are mean?
A: It's like "probably".

"You are probably tired" and "Chances are you're tired" would be similar.
Q: What does Take a chance on me mean?
A: A: Do you want to be business partners?
B: I'm not sure if that is a good idea or not
A: come on, take a chance on me. I won't let you down.
Q: What does The chances of course mean?
A: This is a poorly written sentence, I think. There should be a comma after chances. The sentence could be shortened to "The chances that a particular table is reserved are close to zero." The "of course" is just in there to show emphasis.
Q: What does A chance and hope of my procuring mean?
A: "Procuring" means obtaining. So in this poetic context it means what you think.

It is a very awkward construction though. =)
Q: What does fat chance of that mean?
A: We say this about something very unlikely.
E.g. "I hope we go home early today."
"Fat chance of that!"

Example sentences using "Chance"

Q: Please show me example sentences with by any chance.
A: One sentence I say when I do not have a pencil at school is. Do you by chance have a pencil I could use.
Q: Please show me example sentences with Come across, meet by chance, Figure out.
A: How did you come across that book? I haven't seen it in ages.

Harry and Dominique met by chance when she helped him pick up his things that fell on the subway platform.

It was a chance meeting when I ran into you in the grocery store, we haven't come across each other in ten years.

Did you figure out the accounting assignment I had a lot of difficulty.

Her expression was really hard to figure out with the lighting.

She was speaking so quickly it was hard to figure out what she was saying.

Meet by chance is used the least I would say. Mostly in writing when describing something.
Q: Please show me example sentences with but chances are....
A: The football match is tomorrow, but chances are it’s going to rain.

I’ve got to go to work tomorrow, but chances are I’m going to have to call in sick.

Korean food is great, but chances are you won’t find it in Chinatown.

Note that “chances are” is informal when used on its own, and it’s used mainly in speech. The full form is “the chances are”.
Q: Please show me example sentences with take any chances.
A: @revinneil the stock market is very volatile right now. I wouldn’t take any chances and just hold onto my money if I were you.

The water in the river is moving very swiftly. I’m not going to swimming because I don’t want to take any chances.

He’s not a gambler. He doesn’t like taking chances.
Q: Please show me example sentences with chances are.
A: chances are, you will never see her again

Synonyms of "Chance" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between chance and opportunity and possibility ?
A: Usually, "opportunity" implies the chance that you can do something or achieve something. This word is relatively positive.
"possibility" means the chance that something(positive/neutral/negative) may happen.

E.g. You should take the opportunity to expand your social network.
E.g. There is no opportunity for further negotiation.
E.g. There is high possibility that tomorrow is rainy.
E.g. The possibilities are endless.
Q: What is the difference between It's your last chance to get this job. If you're still unsure, you'll "have missed the boat". and you'll "miss the boat". ?
A: Missing the boat simply means missing out on a good opportunity. Missed and miss the boat, doesnt matter which you use (past or future), meaning is the same.
Q: What is the difference between by chance and by accident ?
A: They can be used to mean the same thing, but there are differences.
By chance usually means that something happens that nobody influenced. It just happens because it happens. I think the meaning is close to 偶然に or たまたま.
By accident means that someone tries to do something, but something else happens. The meaning is similar to しまう.
For example:
I found a 100 yen coin by chance. = 偶然に百円玉を見つけた。
I accidentally dropped the cup. = コップを落としてしまった。
Q: What is the difference between He has no chance of passing the exam. and He has no chance at passing the exam. ?
A: They can both be used the same way in this context. However it would be better to use the one with the "of."
Q: What is the difference between By any chance. and One more chance. ?
A: "I bumped into Tom by chance at the supermarket yesterday." "I only have one more chance to pass this class. Otherwise I will fail the course."

Translations of "Chance"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)?
I gave a chance everyone
or
I gave a chance to eveyone...

Which is correct?
A: Honestly, i would say neither, though the second is correct. I would say 'I gave everyone a chance'
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? why “ a second chance “ but not “the second chance
A: You can use both depending on when. Example: She gave him A SECOND CHANCE. THIS IS THE SECOND CHANCE that she gave him.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? there's a chance
A: "there's a chance"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? chance
A: "This word is pronounced, chance"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? chance
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Chance"

Q: If you're wrong by any chance, I'm going to jump down your throat.

or

If you're wrong by any chance, I'm gonna go for the jugular Does this sound natural?
A: both sound natural. you could say either and get the same point across, however the second is much more aggressive
Q: What does "chance the duck" mean?
Please show me examples as many as possible.
A: I've never heard this expression before.
Q: Sometimes defeats are good, if by chance there is such a thing as a good defeat.

or

Sometimes defeats are good, if there is by chance a good defeat. Does this sound natural?
A: They are both correct, however I think it sounds a little better using the singular form of "defeat." The sentences are fine the way they are though :)

"Sometimes defeat is good, if..."
or
"Sometimes being defeated is good, if..."
Q: you are past the chance Does this sound natural?
A: 'You lost your chance' sounds more natural :)
Q: I’m so pleased you give me the chance to practice. When are you available? I don’t have to work recently, so I can set aside the time practicing speaking with you. Does this sound natural?
A: You can use "chance" opportunity just sounds a bit more formal, and no problem! :)

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