chance event

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Noun1.chance event - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent causechance event - anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
hap - an accidental happening; "he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"
happy chance, break, good luck - an unexpected piece of good luck; "he finally got his big break"
coincidence, happenstance - an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
lottery - something that is regarded as a chance event; "the election was just a lottery to them"
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But destined they were, by chance and by combinations of chance events over which Michael had no control and of which he had no more awareness than had Steward himself.
For many of them, despite their education, the emergence of new leadership is a mysterious chance event, influenced only by prayers and chants.
Initially at least, they do not trade privacy, but rather have it taken from them by a chance event that at the same time is usually traumatic.
However, I find it sad that this precious breed has had to rely on a chance event to improve its lot.
But a chance event takes over and Noi is now stricken with fear for his dad instead.
The signal from GW150914 coincided with such impressive accuracy that any possibility of it being a spurious chance event was excluded.
Sherki explained to the other newsman that the meeting between the two had been a chance event and that in any case, "a dance is just a dance and I don't necessarily agree with the views of a person I dance with in a dance circle, or hold hands with.
And it was all thanks to a chance event involving her then two-yearold son, Romeo, that she got the brainwave for her all-in-one rucksack invention, the Petite en Suite, which gives children a place to relieve themselves privately when at home or out and about.
But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changed the balance of their friendship.
If some previous May Days have had more clear topical springboards--the Iraq wars, or the Occupy Movement--this year, as in that heady inaugural year, a timely chance event helped bring focus to the roiling mix of issues.
The inception of the world-famous Brooks leather saddle came about by a chance event, when, in 1879, the horse that Mr Brooks used for commuting to and from his business died.
A CHANCE event gives you an opportunity to exploit a talent.