luck

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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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Rotten luck that they have appeared in the same week when a Channel 4 documentary produced evidence that most gang-rapes are carried out by et hnic minority groups, but peculiar all the same.
It's rotten luck and terrible timing as I'd managed to get into the team.
It is rotten luck on Jamie Atkinson, who did really well and showed a lot of bottle when he stepped in, to have broken a finger but it just about sums up our luck this season.
It won't be known until next Wednesday, when he sees a specialist, how long Evans will be out for (probably four to six weeks) but it is rotten luck for the player.
The group are elated - except for Nicola, who can't believe her rotten luck.
Newton had rotten luck on the Tour of Britain's opening stage, crashing heavily and trailing in around eight minutes down on the main field.
Chester seem to have been having as rotten luck as ourselves on the injury front, but while I think we have the better side player for player, the game is too close to call.
Belgian has had rotten luck with injuries this season and has played only seven of Tynedale's 22 league games to date.
But it's the Ducks' recent run of rotten luck - on and off the ice - that prompts even veterans such as goalie Guy Hebert to say: ``I just want to get home safely and not move.
Knowing my rotten luck of late it will hack up without even a peseta on it's back.
ROTTEN luck that this movie about a Mafia boss who needs a psychiatrist hits our screens after C4's The Sopranos, which also featured a gangster with panic attacks.
WARWICK-SHIRE have had some rotten luck with injuries this season but surely their misfortune has bottomed out with Tim Ambrose's double whammy, writes Brian Halford.