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Subject to chance or uncertainty: spent two chanceful months in England during the war.
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Adj.1.chanceful - of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
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Woolf revives the Greek tragedians' chanceful world of individual fragility and presents her characters' endeavors to take what stands they can against their own destruction, to carve out brief, safe intervals in which they are released from fate's clutches.
However, this procedure can be time-consuming and chanceful. To avoid these drawbacks, up to now, several adaptive selection strategies have been proposed.
So, the network lifetime increases as the number of sensor node increases; in contrast, in case of VBF, if the number of sensor nodes increases, the network life time will decrease since with increasing the number of sensor nodes, more sensor nodes attend to forward data, and it is very chanceful for a sensor node to die at any time.