Chanced
Chance Chance, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chancing}.] To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation. ``Things that chance daily.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee. --Deut. xxii. 6. [1913 Webster]

I chanced on this letter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Often used impersonally; as, how chances it? [1913 Webster]

How chance, thou art returned so soon? --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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