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  • n. the quality of being chancy or risky; riskiness


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  • For even following the advice of the best financial planners, doing the best we can to deal with the chanciness, uncertainty and confusion about the future, in the end, when it comes to securing the best possible future for ourselves, pretty much all we can do is pray.

    Money and Spirituality (The Boomer Blog)

  • Their stories illustrate both the chanciness of life -- the ROTC student was one of only twelve from Harvard College to die in Vietnam -- and certain larger sociological patterns.

    Low-Class Conclusions

  • With the chanciness of their species the children suddenly became angelic.

    Tied Up in Tinsel

  • He understands the chanciness of normal human perception.

    Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

  • Now, many of those voters already feel stupid- they voted for Obama after falling for the hopeful chanciness he offered, and did not look too hard at his record. Top headlines

  • Still, in New York, Cole would have had the opportunity to fire away, and at least the chanciness of relying upon the current roster to change their habits would be reduced.

    Population Statistic

  • "Haydon Bridge" brilliantly evokes his relations with Monica Jones and the ghost of Larkin, and the chanciness of the biographer's task.

    Expecting Rain

  • Big utilities are the "too big to fail" entities at the end of your power cord, being monopolies that are insulated from the risks of their undertakings, be they the chanciness of a big nuclear plant investment think of the Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Plant that ran briefly and badly and was still paid off by rate payers, or the systemic risk of spewing fossil-fuel emissions for over a century resulting in the recent uptick in unprecedented deadly storms, or the straight-up investment risk of relying on coal supplies that are nowhere near as stout as proclaimed.

    Anne Butterfield: Occupy, Xcel, And the Mother of All Cliffs


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