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It chanced that the face was towards me; the sightless eyes seemed to watch me; there was the faint shadow of a smile on the lips.
H. G. Wells
The Time Machine, III   Context
In the universal decay this volatile substance had chanced to survive, perhaps through many thousands of centuries.
H. G. Wells
The Time Machine, VIII   Context
Sir Charles was a retiring man, but the chance of his illness brought us together, and a community of interests in science kept us so.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles   Context
If they are innocent it would be a cruel injustice, and if they are guilty we should be giving up all chance of bringing it home to them.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall   Context
But he has never let us get together and it was only today for the first time that I saw a chance of having a few words with her alone.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr.   Context
We were both swift runners and in fairly good training, but we soon found that we had no chance of overtaking him.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr.   Context
Everything was working in my favour, and I swore that it should not be through lack of energy or perseverance that I should miss the chance which fortune had thrown in my way.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor   Context
There was no chance of finding footsteps in the mire, for the rising mud oozed swiftly in upon them, but as we at last reached firmer ground beyond the morass we all looked eagerly for them.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles   Context
He then, by a specious argument, prevented her from going, and so had the chance for which he had waited.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 15. A Retrospection   Context
By chance, however, the first boot which was procured for him was a new one and, therefore, useless for his purpose.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 15. A Retrospection   Context
From that moment he understood that I had taken over the case in London, and that therefore there was no chance for him there.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 15. A Retrospection   Context
Nevertheless, I carefully preserved my ladder against one of those unforeseen opportunities of which I spoke just now, and which sudden chance frequently brings about.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber   Context
We shall save you another time, as we have done this, only with a better chance of success, because we shall be able to command every requisite assistance.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber   Context
However, as if fate resolved on depriving the prisoners of their last chance, and making them understand that they were condemned to perpetual imprisonment, a new misfortune befell them; the gallery on the sea side, which had long been in ruins, was rebuilt.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 19. The Third Attack   Context
Vampa measured the distance; the man was at least two hundred paces in advance of him, and there was not a chance of overtaking him.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 33. Roman Bandits   Context
As we have seen, therefore, he permitted his former host to retire without attempting a recognition, but fully promising himself a rich indemnity for his present forbearance should chance afford him another opportunity.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 34. The Colosseum   Context
Rothschild; but as my motive in travelling to your capital would not have been for the pleasure of dabbling in stocks, I stayed away till some favorable chance should present itself of carrying my wish into execution.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 38. The Compact   Context
Except this, he has no pretension to nobility, and calls himself a chance count, although the general opinion at Rome is that the count is a man of very high distinction.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 41. The Presentation   Context
One only chance was left me, that of beseeching the magistrate before whom I was taken to cause every inquiry to be made for the Abbe Busoni, who had stopped at the inn of the Pont du Gard on that morning.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood   Context
If Caderousse had invented the story relative to the diamond, and there existed no such person as the Abbe Busoni, then, indeed, I was lost past redemption, or, at least, my life hung upon the feeble chance of Caderousse himself being apprehended and confessing the whole truth.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood   Context
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