The words chance
and genius do not denote any really existing thing and therefore cannot be defined.
Without recalling all the hardships we have suffered for the last two years--the destruction, first of one of our ships, then of the other; the death of some of our bravest and best companions; the vain battles we have been fighting with the ice and snow, and boundless desolation of these inhospitable regions--without dwelling on these things, it is my duty to remind you that this, the last place in which we have taken refuge, is far beyond the track of any previous expedition, and that consequently our chance
of being discovered by any rescuing parties that may be sent to look after us is, to say the least of it, a chance
of the most uncertain kind.
Paulvitch, elated by the chance
which had drawn the youth to the same side of the river as that along which he followed rather than to the opposite side where he would have been beyond the stalker's reach, hid in the brush close beside the point at which it was evident the skiff would touch the bank of the slow-moving stream, which seemed jealous of each fleeting instant which drew it nearer to the broad and muddy Ugambi where it must for ever lose its identity in the larger stream that would presently cast its waters into the great ocean.
We do not know whether he lived long enough for a chance
of that promotion whose way was so arduous.
Well, there's your chance
, whether or no; and I'm sure he wears a beautiful diamond ring
Many's the one I've given their chance
to and they're managers of departments now.
Cirripedes long appeared to me to present a case of very great difficulty under this point of view; but I have been enabled, by a fortunate chance
, elsewhere to prove that two individuals, though both are self-fertilising hermaphrodites, do sometimes cross.
Franklin having been seen at the bank, and drew their conclusions accordingly; or whether the boy really did see the Diamond where the Diamond was now lodged (which I, for one, flatly disbelieve); or whether, after all, it was a mere effect of chance
, this at any rate is the plain truth--not the ghost of an Indian came near the house again, through the weeks that passed before Miss Rachel's birthday.
The nearest tree gave her instant sanctuary, for she was too wise in the ways of the jungle to chance
her safety for a moment after discovering that she was being hunted.
He fled to his usual refuge, that of hoping for some unforeseen turn of fortune, some favourable chance
which would save him from unpleasant consequences-- perhaps even justify his insincerity by manifesting its prudence.
alone, it was clear, had brought Colonel Proctor on this train; but there he was, and it was necessary, at all hazards, that Phileas Fogg should not perceive his adversary.
We can't all be Stanleys and Burtons," said I; "besides, we don't get the chance
,--at least, I never had the chance