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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But then yet another chance happening changed Olivera's world.
It usually occurs because of a chance happening at the time of conception and is rarely inherited.
Highly technical, it was challenging to translate the work through this partly chance happening. Under the expert guidance of founding director and printmaker, Michael Kempson, the work emerged as exciting responses to photo etching and the fluidity of aquatint."
"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. They can even quote Thomas Hardy and call "Happiness" an "occasional episode in the general drama of pain".
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.
Runner" (1996) through pics like "Postman Blues" and "Unlucky Monkey," Sabu has built a unique universe in which a main character moves forward from one event to the next, starting with a chance happening and slowly escalating to a crazed complexity.
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.