Definitions

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  • adj. Achieved without taking chances

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without chance or opportunity; hopeless; unavailing: as, a chanceless struggle.

Etymologies

From chance +‎ -less. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Instead, England needed to realise that another day of chanceless Australian run-making and it would be themselves batting last on a deteriorating pitch and not Australia, a state of affairs far more likely to galvanise them into action than misty memories of four years ago.

    England Look to Heavens for Salvation

  • Another part is charting the evolution of their romance, which is fraught with chance -- or chanceless -- meetings and apparent double-crosses.

    Complexity Defeats 'Duplicity'

  • Sachin's chanceless innings on the first two days of the test.

    April 2004

  • Cook's hearty share has so far brought him 26 fours from 339 balls, in a chanceless eight-hour stay which has underpinned England's resounding reply to the tourists' first-day 224 all out.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Woakes, who averages 49 and has been in excellent form since recovering from a shin injury in May, reached a chanceless half century, from 86 balls with seven fours, before driving Keedy to short extra cover.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Three months after he was dropped from South Africa's Test side in October last year, Petersen was picked again and scored a chanceless century against Sri Lanka at Newlands.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • He was and still is one of the most experienced and accomplished batsmen in the country and proved as much with a chanceless century against Victoria last week.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Clarke, who himself made an undefeated 100 in the tour match, refused to be drawn on who would have missed out and also refused to confirm that Khawaja's chanceless century opening the batting in the first innings had given him an edge over Marsh who made 12.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • At lunch, Tendulkar was batting on 50 after capitalising on a dropped catch while Laxman was steady with a chanceless 46-run knock in India's second innings, which stood at a precarious 53 for 3 at stumps yesterday.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Morgan, chanceless on Thursday, had an early let-off when Aamer (three for 41) had him edging to first slip - where Farhat put down a straightforward catch.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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