I modestly declared myself to be quite unequal to the task imposed upon me--and I privately felt, all the time, that I was quite clever enough to perform it, if I only gave my own abilities a fair chance
It is not your fault that I have had all my energies misdirected by others -- it is not your fault that I have never had a fair chance
of getting on in life.
"Nay," he replied, "but I shall speedily feel better if you will fetch me that same beggar and let me have a fair chance
"You see," she said, "you do not give him a fair chance
; he cannot use all his power with his head held back as it is with that check-rein; if you would take it off I am sure he would do better -- do try it," she said persuasively, "I should be very glad if you would."
I was aware that he entertained a cordial detestation of the ship, and believed that, should a fair chance
of escape present itself, he would embrace it willingly.
Don't whale it too much a' Lord's days, men; but don't miss a fair chance
either, that's rejecting Heaven's good gifts.
I fancy we shall run a fair chance
of being laughed at for our pains."
I do not believe Beecher or his party would stoop to anything dishonorable or underhand, though they would not hesitate, nor would we, to take advantage of every fair chance
to win in the race."
"You are one of the few men who can try that experiment with a fair chance
"It would not be a great match for Henrietta, but Charles has a very fair chance
, through the Spicers, of getting something from the Bishop in the course of a year or two; and you will please to remember, that he is the eldest son; whenever my uncle dies, he steps into very pretty property.
Give an average baby a fair chance
, and if it doesn't do something it oughtn't to a doctor should be called in at once.
Give 'm a fair chance
, an' if he don't deliver the goods, I'll kill 'm myself.