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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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I'm looking for the crooked-nose man that's to bring the good luck.
By the two signs," answers Tobin, trying to explain, "which ye display according to the reading of the Egyptian palmist from the sole of me hand, ye've been nominated to offset with good luck the lines of trouble leading to the nigger man and the blonde lady with her feet crossed in the boat, besides the financial loss of a dollar sixty-five, all so far fulfilled according to Hoyle.
None," says I to him, "except that as one horseshoe resembles another so are ye the picture of good luck as predicted by the hand of me friend.
And, though ye've got the crookedest nose in New York City, I misdoubt that all the fortune-tellers doing business could milk good luck from ye.
There was good luck promised out of the crook of your nose, but ye bear fruit like the bang of a drum.
Perhaps the luck was beginning to turn; perhaps the Devil didn't always hold the best cards in this world.
I said worse luck, because I've been watching ever since eight o'clock, and seen nothing of her.
Gunn raised the stakes for Luck and increased her anxiety.
Noting that both skill and luck are key components of success in business and investment (as in other ventures), investment strategist Mauboussin seeks to describe here how to distinguish between the relative contributions of the two and how to apply that understanding to interpreting past results and making better decisions in the future.
In the concluding chapter of The Luck Business, Goodman returns to the canard that all gambling enterprises - not just lotteries, but private gambling operations as well - are subsidized by state governments.
Whenever possible, keep the odds on your side by managing risks in terms of determinable probabilities, thereby reducing the extent to which you rely on luck alone.
As a motorcyclist, she said having something that brings her luck is always a good idea.