chance happening

chance happening

noun accident, blunder, bungle, chance good fortune, chance misfortune, chance occurrence, error, fluke, fortuity, lucky situation, miscalculation, misconception, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misunderstanding, one in a lifetime occurrence, rannom achievement, random luck, random mistake, random success, stroke of bad luck, stroke of misfortune
See also: happenstance
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Well it's obviously not a chance happening, the shot's too clean, and I bet you a pony that no ones seen a thing.
This is not a chance happening, but it shows that the shareholders, the board of directors, executive management, labour union, employees and the contractors are working in a harmonious blend to reach a standard setting level.
She assured Tom that she was not "spying" on him, it was just a chance happening that she had heard what was going on.
The misanthropes are bound to raise the million dollar question about happiness being but a chance happening.
Field names can describe the condition of a piece of land as in "Little Sloshes", meaning muddy, but they also sometimes describe the social relationship between an owner and the land as in "Make me Rich" or a chance happening as with "Seagull field", which got its name because the owner twice saw a one legged seagull perched on a five-bar gate.
The worry is we end up so afraid of that one in-a-million chance happening that our children grow up in fear and isolation.
As in unstaged life, alongside that which is definite, there will always exist the coincidental, the uncontrollable, the chance happening.
Now nearly all scientists have given up on explaining life as a chance happening, but some say that not chance but necessity brought about life in the universe from its basic components.
Club chairman and managing director Mike Harris said the idea of combining the identities of club and sponsor was a chance happening.
Although a chain of chance happenings led him to stand inches from Khan when he detonated his bomb, equally random events led him to get immdiate aid - and finally led him to meet his wife Gem two years ago.
The accepted convention for separating potential explanations (X causes Y) from chance happenings is testing the null hypothesis.