by chance
phrasal in the haphazard course of events <
they met by chance
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • by chance — {adv. phr.} Without any cause or reason; by accident; accidentally. * /Tom met Bill by chance./ * /The apple fell by chance on Bobby s head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by chance — {adv. phr.} Without any cause or reason; by accident; accidentally. * /Tom met Bill by chance./ * /The apple fell by chance on Bobby s head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by chance — adverb 1. through chance, To sleep, perchance to dream.. • Syn: ↑perchance • Usage Domain: ↑archaism, ↑archaicism 2. by accident betrayed by a word haply overheard • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • by chance — May May (m[=a]), v. [imp. {Might} (m[imac]t)] [AS. pres. m[ae]g I am able, pret. meahte, mihte; akin to D. mogen, G. m[ o]gen, OHG. mugan, magan, Icel. mega, Goth. magan, Russ. moche. [root]103. Cf. {Dismay}, {Main} strength, {Might}. The old imp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by\ chance — adv. phr. Without any cause or reason; by accident; accidentally. Tom met Bill by chance. The apple fell by chance on Bobby s head …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by chance — we found a signed first edition completely by chance Syn: fortuitously, by accident, accidentally, coincidentally, serendipitously; unintentionally, inadvertently …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • by chance — by accident, randomly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • by chance — Synonyms and related words: accidentally, as it chanced, at haphazard, at intervals, at random, by a fluke, by accident, by fits, by good fortune, by hazard, by snatches, capriciously, carelessly, casually, desultorily, erratically, fitfully, for …   Moby Thesaurus

  • by chance — Syn: by accident, fortuitously, accidentally, coincidentally, unintentionally, inadvertently …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • by chance — 1. Perhaps, perchance, possibly, haply, peradventure, maybe, it may be, as luck may have it. 2. As it happened, as luck would have it, it so happened that, accidentally, it so chanced that …   New dictionary of synonyms

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