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luck

noun advantageous outcome, chance, destiny, fate, fortuity, gamble, good break, good forrune, good luck, opportunity, positive results, serendipity
Associated concepts: gaming laws, moral luck
See also: accident, contingency, opportunity, prosperity, quirk, welfare
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59% of people who think black cats are bad luck have black hair.
However, many forms of cancer are due largely to the bad luck of acquiring a mutation in a cancer driver gene regardless of lifestyle and heredity factors.
And the researchers, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said drinking, smoking and poor diet can increase the bad luck factor.
No matter where we live in the world, we really believe that good and bad luck can be washed away.
He was obviously in the zone - it was exceptional - it was always going to take a really good 'jaffa' of a ball or some bad luck to get him out.
A little bit of bad luck went against us," said Collingwood.
In fractured fairy tale style, Tom, cursed with bad luck, has been living by himself on an island in the middle of a river for most of his 12 years, trying to avoid passing his bad luck on to innocent passersby.
It's swings and roundabouts under both codes as far as bad luck is concerned, and just as regular as fallers are over jumps, punters have to endure similar bouts of misfortune on the Flat, mostly in the shape of in-running traffic problems.
Bad luck seems to be part of the franchise's history.
Actually, we think Veronica Nunez manufactured a lot of her own bad luck.
YOUSEF Bouhaddou says it was bad luck that father-of-two Robert Symons came down the stairs of his home and disturbed him while he was ransacking it.
When Michael visits Stillwater, he hears a story about a farmer whose bad luck might be good luck and whose good luck might be bad luck.