Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of chance.

Etymologies

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chance +‎ -est

Examples

  • And so I say unto thee, if thou art driving in thine automobile and thou chancest to come upon a vessel in the slow lane traveling but slightly above the posted speed limitation, thou must passeth and immediately cut back in front of this vehicle, and slow thou down by at least ten miles per hour.

    Appropriate Selections from The Book

  • Unless" chancest thou to be virginal, apart from her? "

    Split Infinity

  • The theme of this oration was the tremendous influence that can trail after the chancest and briefest encounter of two strangers.

    Missy

  • _ No truly, Abraham, thou chancest upon the right,

    "Everyman," with other interludes, including eight miracle plays

  • A thistle tickleth thy heart when thou chancest to be hungry.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • But if in judging him whom thou hast nothing to do with, thou chancest to judge one way, and God and truth to judge another, take heed of that dreadful tribunal, where it will not be enough to say, that "I thought this," or "I heard that;" and, where no man's mistake will be able to warrant an unjust surmise, and much less justify a false censure.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. II.

  • E'en to the man whom thou chancest to meet in life's narrow pathway,

    The Works of Frederich Schiller

  • “One would think thee, Father Clement, the kindest and most amiable of men; how comes it, then, that thy steps are haunted by general ill will wherever thou chancest to turn them?

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • And when thou chancest lose thy way, crave aidance of Allah from Satan the Stoned. "

    Arabian nights. English

  • "One would think thee, Father Clement, the kindest and most amiable of men; how comes it, then, that thy steps are haunted by general ill will wherever thou chancest to turn them?

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

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