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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
References in classic literature ?
He was apt, when pushed so close by hard luck, to kick the best dressed man he could see, and try to take command of the boat.
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.
I had the luck to get clear away through knowing every brick of those back-garden walls, and the double luck to have these togs with the rest over at Chelsea.
I says to myself,' he went on, 'directly you hove in view, yonder's Gaffer, and in luck again, by George if he ain't
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.
And with no local end market options for the material, Lucks tells the paper the city spends about $23,000 per year transporting it to other buyers.
Over the years, Melene Smith and Naomi Lucks shared bits and pieces of their lives between laps.